2020 Election Information

Download 2020 Ballot and Voter Registration Form

The Ocean Beach Planning Board will hold its 2020 General Election on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Polls will be open 4-7 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Avenue. Mail in voting is also available (see below).

Eight seats will be up for election this year (2020), 1 from each of the seven districts in the OB Community Plan Area and 1 at-large seat.  View current incumbents. If elected, members will serve a two-year term. Board members are voluntary and receive no compensation.

Voter Eligibility & Instructions

  • All members of the community who reside, own property or own/operate a business within the OB Community Plan Area are eligible to vote in the election.
  • Community members will only vote for the candidate who represents the district in which the community member resides.
  • All voters must submit a voter information & registration form. Voter registration and information may be completed on election day or by including your form with your mail-in ballot. It is not necessary to be a state or county registered voter.
  • Mail in ballots must include the voter information & registration form and be received by the Election Committee by Thursday, February 20, 2020. Mail ballots to 4876 Santa Monica Ave., #133, San Diego, CA 92017

Candidate Eligibility & Instructions

Candidates: The deadline has passed to be on the 2020 ballot.  Write in candidates are allowed.

Download Candidate Application and Signature Sheet

All persons who meet the eligibility criteria below may apply for a seat on the Board. It is not necessary to be a registered voter with the state or county government.

Candidates must first demonstrate that they are 18 years of age and meet one of the following conditions within the OB Community Plan Area for more than 30 days:

  • Resident: Residing and maintaining a physical address in the OB Community Area for 30 days or more
  • Property Owner: Owning property
  • Business Owner/Licensee: Owning/operating a business with a physical address/location

In addition, eligible candidates must:

  • Gather at least 20 signatures from the district in which they are seeking a seat (District 1-7). Candidates seeking an At-Large seat may solicit 20 signatures from ANY of the 7 districts. Signatures must be from district residents, property owners, or business owners/licensees.
  • Have documented attendance at one of the Board’s last 12 meetings prior to the election.
  • Note: Any current member who has been appointed to a seat within the year but are running for re-election do not need to obtain new signatures. Previously obtained signatures will be counted toward the election requirement.

For any additional questions please email us at elections@oceanbeachplanning.org.