Ocean Beach Planning Board Annual Election Today – Wed., March 3rd – And There Are 3 Ways to Vote

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Today, Wednesday, March 3 – the Ocean Beach Planning Board is holding its annual election. There are 3 ways to vote during this pandemic year: by mail, by drop box or online. Here are the details:


3 Ways to Vote in 2021

By mail: Print and mail your voter registration form and ballot to Ocean Beach Planning Board, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. #133, San Diego, CA 92107. Must be in our mail box by 4 pm, March 3, 2021 to be counted.

By drop box: Print and hand deliver your voter registration form and ballot to the Ocean Beach Business Center, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Must be in our drop box by 4 pm, March 3, 2021 to be counted.

Vote online: Click here to vote online. Online voting will close 8 pm, March 3, 2020. (link will open a cognito forms page)

The votes will be tabulated on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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.
  • If you are eligible in multiple Districts, you still may ONLY vote in 1 District.
  • Community members can only vote for the candidate representing their district AND an at-large candidate.
  • All voters must submit a voter registration form with their ballot.
  • All mail in ballots must include voter 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.
  • Addresses outside of planning area boundaries are not eligible to vote.

2021 Board Member/Candidate Eligibility & Instructions

Eight seats will be up for election this year (2021), one from each of the seven Districts in the OB Community Plan Area and one At-Large seat. View current incumbents. If elected, members will serve a two-year term. Board members are voluntary and receive no compensation.

Vacant Seats/Appointments

Appointments may be made to a vacant seat when an empty seat becomes available. Appointments are made April-February.

Candidates applying for a vacated seat must…

  • Submit an application. Submit your application via e-mail.
  • Obtain at least 10 signatures from the district in which you are seeking a seat. Important: signature gathering has been suspended for the 2021 election due to the City of San Diego’s social distancing guidelines for CPG elections.
  • 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 and announce intention to apply for a seat.
  • The Board will vote on all appointments.

For any additional questions for the OBPB, please email us here.

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