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Voter Registration & Outreach

How do I register to vote in the City of Surprise?

There are many venues in which to choose when registering to vote in Arizona.

As a convenience for Surprise residents, voter registration forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor, east wing, of Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.

printable voter registration form is also available on the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections website. Registration forms can also be obtained by calling 602-506-1511, T.D.D. 602-506-2348.

The state Motor Vehicle Division also provides an EZ Online Voter Registration site at http://www.servicearizona.com.
NOTE: State Law requires that you be properly registered to vote no less than 29 days prior to an election, and that you will be at least 18 years of age by the election, in order to be eligible to vote in that election.

For more information on Voter Registration Requirements visit the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections website or call their office at 602-506-3535.


Where do I go to vote in the City of Surprise?

All city elections are Mail Ballot Elections in the City of Surprise, following council action in October 2004. Anytime there is a city election all registered voters in the city will receive a ballot by mail including a postage-paid return envelope.

The City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor, east wing, of Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374, remains a designated Ballot Drop Off Location and designated Replacement Ballot Location.

The next Regular Candidate election cycle will be for Mayor and Districts 2, 3 & 4 – and the election dates are  Tuesday, August 23rd and Tuesday, November 1st,  2016. 

The Mail Only Ballot Elections pertain only to City of Surprise Elections. If you want to receive Mail Ballots for County and/or State Elections, please visit the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections Early Voting Ballot webpage to sign up, or call their office at 602-506-3535 for more information.

Permanent Early Voter List Info  Maricopa County Recorder's website

Maricopa County Permanent Early Ballot Request Form- (fillable PDF)

Maricopa County Early Ballot Request Form- (printable PDF)


What is the City of Surprise Election Cycle?

In June 2005, the Surprise City Council adopted Ordinance 05-26, officially changing the City’s Election dates to September/November instead of the previous March/May election cycle.

The City of Surprise holds Non-Partisan elections every two years on the even numbered years and, if necessary, on the 4th Tuesday in August and the 1st Tuesday in November (General Election).

The next Regular Candidate election cycle will be for Mayor and Districts 2, 3 & 4 – and the election dates are  Tuesday, August 23rd and Tuesday, November 1st,  2016. 

The City’s Mayor is elected at-large; while voters within each one of the six City Council Electoral Districts elect a candidate who lives in their district as the Council representative.
Contact the City Clerk at or at 623.222.1200 for more information.

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