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Any person desiring to seek election for 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 Nov. 8, 2016 election begins on Monday, July 18 and closes on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 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 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2016, the filing period for that particular office will be extended until Aug. 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. If you wish to make an appointment to take out nomination papers, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 949.361.8345.

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