City of Ridgecrest Local Municipal Election

Voter Information

Ridgecrest's 2022 Municipal Ballot will ask voters to decide on the following: 

  • The City's Mayor
  • Two Councilmembers
  • Ridgecrest's Local Services Measure "P"

Vote-by-mail Ballots will be mailed to active registered voters on October 10th. To track your Vote-by-mail Ballot visit: or click here.

Update your voter registration or register to vote at: or click here.

The last day to register to vote online is October 24th. Ridgecrest residents can apply for Conditional Voter Registration at Ridgecrest polling locations through Election Day (November 8th). 

All Vote-by-Mail Ballots must be postmarked by November 8th and received no later than November 15th to be counted.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th - Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

City of Ridgecrest local Services Measure "P"

“To provide funding, that cannot be taken by the State, for maintaining services, such as fire services/keeping both fire stations open full-time; 911 response times; replacing Pinney pool; emergency medical response; pothole/ street repair; recreation programs for all; other city services; shall the City of Ridgecrest measure be adopted levying a 1¢ sales tax, ending in 9 years, providing $5,900,000 annually, requiring all funds stay local, independent citizens' oversight/annual audits.”

On July 20th, via unanimous vote, the Ridgecrest City Council placed Measure P – the City of Ridgecrest Local Services Measure -- on the November Municipal Election ballot. 

If approved by the voters, Measure P would result in a 1% increase in the sales tax amount for goods purchased in Ridgecrest.

After engaging over 1,000 residents through the Ridgecrest Community Conversation, residents prioritized local funding needs for City services. If enacted, Measure P could provide locally controlled funding to address these infrastructure and facility needs, such as parks, sports fields, recreation centers, and quality youth programs.

The Ridgecrest community also prioritized funding for local neighborhood pothole and street repair, keeping both Ridgecrest fire stations open full-time, replacing Pinney Pool, continuing to fix potholes on neighborhood streets, and maintaining 911 emergency response times and recreation programs for all ages.

For more information about Ridgecrest’s Municipal Election please visit the links below.

Kern County Registrar of Voters

Email Ridgecrest City Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)