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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz

On Tuesday, the Orange County Registrar of Voters verified the signatures for the ballot measure that will ask voters if they would like to establish five separate voting districts in San Clemente for City Council, or remain at-large.

If it passes, voters would elect Council members from their represented district, similar to congressional districts.

The measure would start districted elections in San Clemente with the 2018 general election. The City Council will have the ballot measure on the Aug. 2 regular meeting agenda. The Council will be given three options: they could adopt the ordinance without alteration to be on the ballot in November, submit the ballot measure for a special election or request an additional report on the measure.

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