The Ocean Beach Planning Board will hold elections for the 2015-2017 term on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Polls will be open 4-7 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center at 4726 Santa Monica Avenue. Mail-in ballots are available upon request (see Voter Information below).

Below is information from the OB Planning Board on their elections – we encourage broad civic engagement and hope many candidates will seek election to the OB Planning Board which is integral to the continued vibrancy and uniqueness of OB!

Seven of the Board’s 14 seats will be up for election, one from each of the seven districts in the OB Community Plan Area (map). For details on which specific seats are up for election, see the Members page.

If elected, members serve a two-year term of office. It is a volunteer position and receives no compensation.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

All persons who meet the eligibility criteria below are allowed to apply as candidates in the elections. It is not necessary to be a registered voter with the state or county government.

To be eligible, candidates must 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 in and maintaining a physical address
  • Property Owner: Owning property
  • Business Owner/Licensee: Owning/operating a business with a physical address/location

(Proof of the above may be established with a copy of a driver’s license [or other government ID] in addition to a copy of a utility bill, business license, or tax bill that demonstrates the qualifying address of the candidate.)

In addition, candidates must have documented attendance at one meeting of the OBPB in the last 12 meetings prior to the February regular meeting preceding the election (i.e. between March 5, 2014 and January 7, 2015).

Candidate Instructions

For detailed instructions, download the Candidate Information Package and Application below:

Voter Information

All members of the community are eligible to vote in the elections 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 OBPB 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 below:

More Information

All essential information for candidates and voters can be found in the PDF documents above. For any additional questions please contact the Elections Committee at

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