Board Member/Candidate Eligibility & Instructions

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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:

  • For election seats candidate 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.

Vacancies: Appointments may be made to a vacant seat by…

  • Obtaining at least 10 signatures from the district in which you are seeking a seat.
  • Have documented attendance at one of the Board’s last 12 meetings PRIOR to the election.
  • Present yourself to the Board at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.
  • The Board will vote on all appointments

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

2020 Election Information

The 2020 elections for all even district seats are complete.  

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 can only vote for the candidate representing their district AND an at-large candidate.
  • All voters must submit a voter information & registration form with their ballot.
  • Complete the voter information & registration form in person, on election day at the OB Recreation Center or by mail.
  • All mail in ballots must include voter information & registration form, proof of residency and ballot. It is not necessary to be a state or county registered voter but you must show proof that you reside, own property or have a business in the Ocean Beach Planning Area.
  • Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2020 and mailed to: 4876 Santa Monica Ave., #133, San Diego, CA 92017