Voters in San Bernardino County will have the chance to decide in November whether they want the county to potentially secede from California.
The Associated Press says the county’s Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to put the secession measure on the 2022 ballot.
The measure will go before the board again next Tuesday for final adoption.
The initial draft would put this question to voters on Nov. 8: “Do the citizens of San Bernardino County want the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to study all options to obtain its fair share of state and federal resources, up to and including secession?”
Secession would require approvals by the California Legislature and U.S. Congress.
San Bernardino is the largest county in the nation by geographic area, and with 2.1 million people, has a larger population than a dozen states.