By Eric Heinz
It’s still undetermined who will be on City Council next year. Results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters, as of 8 a.m. Wednesday show that Chris Hamm is in the lead with 12,434 votes and Steve Swartz is in second with 10,043. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to City Council.
But Dan Bane, with 9,744 votes, and incumbent and current Mayor Robert “Bob” Baker, with 9,575 votes, are not far behind. Pamela Joy Glass is in fifth place with 1,652 votes.
Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley said in an email there are about 3,000 provisional ballots that need to be processed from San Clemente. A specific number of vote-by-mail ballots was unavailable.
“I can say that the majority of these ballots will be complete in the next 48 hours or so,” Kelley stated in the email on Tuesday, Nov. 15, meaning most of them will be in by Thursday, Nov. 17.
The OC Registrar of Voters has until Dec. 8 to complete the ballot count. SC Times will continue to update the results via www.sanclementetimes.com and social media platforms.