Surprise Election News and Results

Welcome to the Surprise Election News and Results page. This site will be updated as needed to provide information on when and how to file to run as a candidate for Mayor and/or City Council, list polling locations and provide past and the most current election results

2021 Surprise City Elections

Surprise voters were asked to approve a franchise extension with EPCOR Water Arizona, Inc. (“EPCOR”) in the November 2, 2021 election. EPCOR is one of several public water utility companies that, in addition to the City of Surprise, provides water and/or wastewater/sewer services to certain City of Surprise residents.

The unofficial results of the November 2 election are in, and Surprise voters have APPROVED an EPCOR franchise extension.

YES - 79% | NO - 21%

Results are not final until after the three-day cure period for questionable signatures and all verified ballots are counted.



Learn more about the EPCOR franchise extension ballot issue…

2022 Surprise City Elections

The City of Surprise, Arizona will hold elections as follows: 

Primary election: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
General election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (if applicable) 

Offices to be filled: Three (3) council seats with 4-year terms ending in December 2026 – District 1 (Acacia), District 5 (Palm) and District 6 (Palo Verde).

View 2022 Elections page for details and candidate information

Qualifications to run for city elections

A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of filing their nomination paper. Any such candidate, in addition to the other requirements, must be 18 years of age or over in general law cities and towns. A candidate must be able to speak, write and read the English language.

Candidates for local office must also have resided in the City of Surprise for one year preceding the election. This one year residency requirement also permits persons living in an area that is annexed to the City of Surprise less than one year prior to the election to qualify as a candidate if they meet all other requirements for candidates. To meet all other requirements, such candidates must still have resided for one year prior to the election in the area which was subsequently annexed.

A member of the State Legislature is prohibited from holding office in a city or town. The only offices a legislator may hold while serving as a member of the Legislature are school trustee, teacher or instructor.

The City of Surprise is a general law City, not a Charter City.

Note: State law requires you to have underground utilities marked before installing signs, including campaign signs. To learn more about how to reach Arizona811 for marking utilities, visit:

For information about Elections in Surprise, please contact City Clerk Sherry Ann Aguilar at 623.222.1200 or