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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.
A 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. Want to learn more about how Independent voters can vote in a Primary Election or how all ballots are processed and counted? Watch this video to learn more.
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?
Vote at a Polling Place
To find your polling place, use the Polling Place Locator.
You can request an early ballot for the upcoming election by visiting the Maricopa County Recorder's Early Voting Ballot request site.
You can also request an early ballot by completing this form and returning it to the County Recorder: Download a copy of the Early Voting Request form.
If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) you will automatically receive a ballot. If you are not registered with a party affiliation, you must contact the County Recorder to specify the partisan ballot you wish to receive.
To enroll in the PEVL, please visit the Maricopa County Recorder Permanent Early Voting List Information site.
Vote Early in Person
You can vote early 27 days before each election by visiting an early voting location. To find a location near you, visit: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/evlocations.aspx.
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.
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 next Regular Candidate election cycle will be for Mayor and Districts 2, 3 & 4 – and the election dates are Tuesday, August 30th and Tuesday, November 8th, 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.