City of San Clemente Municipal Election
November 8, 2016
City of San Clemente
General Municipal Election – November 8, 2016
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 8, 2016 for the purpose of filling two seats on the City Council, one City Treasurer position, and one City Clerk position, each for a full term of four years. As of this writing (June 14, 2016), one measure has been added to the ballot relating to increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax. More information about the Transient Occupancy Tax measure is below. The legal deadline to add a measure to the ballot is August 12, 2016. This website will be updated in the event an additional measure(s) is added to the ballot before the August 12th deadline.
Any person desiring to seek election for Member of the City Council, City Treasurer or City Clerk 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 8, 2016 election begins on Monday, July 18, 2016 and closes on Friday, August 12, 2016 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 12, 2016, the filing period for that particular office will be extended until August 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. During this extension period, any eligible person, other than the incumbent, 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 100 Avenida Presidio, 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.
Are you registered to vote? You must re-register if you:
Change your name
Change your party affiliation
The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 8, 2016 election is October 24, 2016. Registration forms are available at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio, 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.
Candidates for office have the option to have a Candidate Statement published in the Sample Ballots 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 Sample Ballot, you may view them at the City Clerk’s Office (located at 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente), or by accessing the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ website at www.ocvote.com
As of this writing (on June 14, 2016), one measure (relating to increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax) has been added to the November 8, 2016 ballot. This ballot measure will appear on the ballot as follows:
[Insert Ballot Measure Letter] San Clemente, Increase in “Hotel” Guest Tax
Shall Ordinance No. 1627 be adopted to increase the transient occupancy tax (“TOT”) from its current rate of 10 percent to 13 percent in perpetuity, for an estimated annual increase of $570,000?
The legal deadline to add a measure to the ballot is August 12, 2016. This website will be updated in the event an additional measure(s) is added to the ballot prior to the August 12th deadline.
Polls will be open on election day (November 8, 2016) 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 30 (or Channel 854 for high-definition televisions), or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 949.361.8287.