From the city of San Clemente:
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 Nov. 4, 2014 election begins on Monday, July 14 and closes on Friday, Aug. 8 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. 8, the filing period for that office will be extended until Aug. 13, 2014 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.