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City of San Clemente Municipal Election

November 6, 2018

 

Overview

Process to Seek Election for Member of the City Council

Voter Registration Information

Notice of Election (Candidates and Measure V relating to initiative for election of City Council members by district)

Notice of Election (Measure W relating to increase in "hotel" guest tax)

Nominees for Member of the City Council

Candidate Statements

Ballot Measures

Election Results

 

City of San Clemente

General Municipal Election – November 6, 2018 

Overview

General Municipal Elections are conducted in the City of San Clemente in November of even-numbered years.  The next General Municipal Election will take place in the City on November 6, 2018 for the purpose of filling three seats on the City Council, each for a full term of four years.  Two measures will appear on the ballot relating to 1) initiative for election of City Council members by district, and 2) increase in "hotel" guest tax.

Process to Seek Election for Member of the City Council

Any person desiring to seek election for Member of the City Council must be a registered voter of the City of San Clemente at the time nomination papers are issued by the City Clerk.  The nomination period for the November 6, 2018 election begins on Monday, July 16, 2018 and closes on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.   During this period, individuals may take out, circulate and file nomination papers.  If an incumbent for one of the offices being voted upon does not file nomination papers by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018, the filing period will be extended until August 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  During this extension period, any eligible person, other than the incumbent that failed to file by the August 10, 2018 deadline , may take out, circulate, and file nomination papers for that office.

Citizens interested in taking out nomination papers are invited to visit the San Clemente City Clerk’s Office, located at 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, during the nomination period identified above.    Appointments are encouraged, but are not necessary.  At the time that you take out nomination papers, the City Clerk will explain the election process in greater detail and sign/date a Nomination Paper for you to circulate for signatures. Your meeting with the City Clerk will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  If you wish to make an appointment to take out nomination papers, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 949-361-8345.

Voter Registration Information

Are you registered to vote?  You must re-register if you:

  • Move
  • Change your name
  • Change your party affiliation

The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2018 election is October 22, 2018.  Registration forms are available at City Hall, 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, California.  You may also call the City Hall Receptionist at 949-361-8200 to request that a mail-in registration form be sent to you.  Additionally, you can register on line by accessing the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ website at  www.ocvote.com.

Notice of Election

Notice of Election (Candidates and Measure V relating to initiative for election of City Council members by district)

Notice of Election (Measure W relating to increase in "hotel" guest tax)

Nominees for Member of the City Council

Candidate Statements

Candidates for office have the option to have a Candidate Statement published in the Voter Information Guide that are mailed to registered voters.  The costs of providing Candidate Statements to the voters are paid by the candidates.  Candidate Statements become public after the close of the nomination period for the office being sought.  In addition to viewing the Candidate Statements in your Voter Information Guide, you may view them at the City Clerk’s Office (located at 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente), or by accessing the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ website at www.ocvote.com

Ballot Measures

Two measures will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  Measure V relates to initiative for election of City Council members by district.  Measure W relates to increase in "hotel" guest tax. The measures will appear on the ballot as follows:

V- San Clemente, Initiative for Election of City Council Members by District

Shall the ordinance be adopted to change the manner in which City Council members are elected from “at large” to “by district,” to establish a task force to recommend district boundaries, and to require a special election if the City Council does not adopt the task force’s recommendation?

 

YES

NO

 

W- San Clemente, Increase in “Hotel” Guest Tax

Shall Ordinance No. 1657 be adopted to increase the transient occupancy tax (“TOT”) to 12½ percent in perpetuity, for an estimated annual increase of $570,000, and to clarify the definition of "hotels" that are subject to the tax?

 

YES

 

 

NO

 

 

The direct arguments, rebuttals, impartial analyses and texts for the above measures are available for review from the Orange County Registrar of Voters' website at www.ocvote.com

Election Results

Polls will be open on election day (November 6, 2018) from 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Election results will start coming in shortly after the polls close. You can obtain periodic updates from the Orange County Registrar of Voter’s website at www.ocvote.com, via cable television Channel 854, or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 949-361-8287.