Candidate Eligibility Requirements

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
  • 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. Candidates seeking an At-Large seat may solicit 20 signatures from any district/s. 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
  • Attend and announce candidacy at the candidates forum. Candidate forum will be hosted at the OB Town Council meeting on February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm and located at the Masonic Lodge, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107
  • Note: Members who have 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.

Candidate Application

To apply as a candidate, download and complete the Candidate Application below:

More Information

All essential information for candidates and voters can be found above. For any additional questions please contact the Election Committee at elections@oceanbeachplanning.org.

March 2019 General Election Information

The Ocean Beach Planning Board will hold its 2019 General Election on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Polls will be open 4-7 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Avenue. Mail-in ballots are also available upon request.

A candidate forum will take place on February 27, 2019 at the OB Town Council meeting at 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Masonic Lodge, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107.

Voter Instructions

All members of the community are eligible to vote in the election for the district in which they reside, own property, or own/operate a business in Ocean Beach. It is not necessary to be a registered voter with the state or county government; however, all voters must register in person with a member of the Election Committee. Registration may be completed on Election Day when voting, or prior if requesting a mail-in ballot.

For full instructions on voting and registration, download the Voter Information Package along with the 2019 Voter Ballot below:

Eight board member seats will be up for election this year (2018), 1 from each of the seven districts in the OB Community Plan Area and 1 at-large seat.  If elected, members serve a two-year term of office. It is a volunteer position and receives no compensation.