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



2016 Elections

The City of Surprise City Clerk’s Office will be a designated Early Voting Satellite Polling Location for the November 2016 election.
For important dates regarding the 2016 election cycle, please visit the 2016 Election Information page.


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: http://www.arizona811.com. See Campaign Sign Information

For information about Elections in Surprise, please contact City Clerk Sherry Ann Aguilar at 623.222.1200 or clerk@surpriseaz.gov.