The next regular election will be at the March La Jolla Community Planning Trustee Meeting. More information and membership status can be found at lajollacpa.org or by emailing to info@lajollacpa.org.

Election Process

Pursuant to the LJCPA bylaws, the LJCPA Board consists of 18 Trustees elected by the Members of the LJCPA. Trustees serve for a fixed term of 3 years. Every year, 1/3 of the seats are up for election. The election is held on the day of the regular LJCPA March meeting. Vacant seats, due to excessive absences, resignation, or term limits, may be filled at the regular election or filled at a special election called during the year.

Eligibility to Run

To be eligible to run for a trustee seat for the March election, candidates must have been eligible by and including the regular February meeting, must be a Member, and must have attended 3 of the LJCPA’s meetings in the 12-month period preceding the election.

The current attendance and membership list is available under “Membership List“, on the About menu above.

The deadline to announce candidacy and be listed on the ballot is the end of the regular February LJCPA meeting.  Write-in candidates are allowed but must still meet eligibility requirements.


Pursuant to the LJCPA bylaws the election process is as follows:

  • Only Members are allowed to vote (If you have a question regarding your Membership, send an email to info@lajollacpa.org)
  • Proxy voting is not allowed.
  • No electioneering within 90 feet of polls. No materials may be left in the polling room.
  • Must provide ID as specified
  • Write-in candidates must meet eligibility requirements.

The Election Committee will open the polls at 3:00 pm and close at 7:00 pm. Upon closing the ballots will be counted. The tally will be presented to the President who as soon as practical will certify and announce the results during the LJCPA meeting.

The challenge period once the election results are announced is one (1) week.

The newly elected Trustees will be seated at the start of the next regular LJCPA meeting in order to allow their full participation as a Trustee.

Candidate Forum – LJCPA, February meeting

Candidates will be allowed up to two minutes to introduce themselves and reasons for running. The forum is optional and not a condition to be a candidate. The end of the LJCPA’s February meeting is the deadline for candidates to announce and be listed on the ballot.

Our elections are run by volunteers, please follow their guidance, and, take a moment to thank them for their service.