2018 Elections

Congressional District 8 Election InformationPlease note: This is NOT a city election

The upcoming special election is due to a Congressional seat becoming vacant more than six months before the regularly scheduled election for that seat. Congressman Trent Franks resigned in December 2017 triggering such an election.

Congressional District 8 will be having a Special Primary Election on February 27, 2018 and a Special General Election on April 24, 2018.

Surprise City Hall – Community Room is a polling location for this election and will be open for in-person voting, ballot drop off and Election Day voting. Any Maricopa County registered voter can cast a ballot here. Please note, there will be designated polling locations on Election Day. See polling hours

For questions relating to the District 8 election process and to find your Election Day Polling Location, please call Maricopa County Elections Department at 602.506.1511 or visit http://maricopa.vote

Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold the following elections:

Special Election: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Surprise voters will decide whether or not to authorize the purchase and acquisition of a water service company in a May 15 Special Election. The purchase of Circle City Water Company (CCW) would be funded through the sale of current and future water portfolio assets. View Details...

Election Timeline

  • April 16, 2018 – Voter Registration Deadline
  • April 25, 2018 – Ballots mailed out to all registered households in Surprise. This is a ballot-by-mail election. The Surprise City Clerk’s office will have a ballot-drop off box available beginning on this date.
  • May 5, 2018 – Replacement ballot voting begins
  • May 15, 2018 – Election Day

Call of Election Presentation Nov. 7, 2017


For questions regarding the election process, including voter registration and replacement ballot voting, please contact the Surprise City Clerk’s office at clerk@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.1200.

For questions regarding the potential purchase and acquisition of Circle City Water Company, please contact the Water Resources Management Department at wrm@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.7100.

Primary & General Elections:

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 28, 2018
General Election -Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (If Applicable)

Offices to be filled - Five (5) Council Seats. Three (3) Council Seats with 4-year terms for Districts 1 (Acacia), 5 (Palm) and 6 (Palo Verde) with terms to expire 2022; one (1) Council Seat with a 2-year term to expire December 2020 for District 3 (Mesquite District) to fill the remainder of a term left vacant due to resignation in 2017; and one (1) Council Seat with a 2-year term to expire December 2020 for District 2 (Cottonwood) to fill the remainder of a term left vacant due to the passing of Jim Hayden in 2017. 

Candidate Packets with Petitions are Available: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 

Candidate Packet Filing Deadline: Nomination paper, financial disclosure statements, affidavit of qualifications and petitions are due no later than Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. Candidate packets need to be filed at the City Clerk’s Office – 16000 N. Civic Center Parkway, Surprise, Arizona 85374. 

Voter Registration Deadline:

Monday, July 30, 2018 

For further information or to set up an appointment for a Candidate’s Packet, please call the City Clerk’s Office @ 623-222-1220. 

Check your registration status, get registration information, and access online and printable registration forms at http://www.maricopa.vote. Registration is also available in-person at the Surprise City Clerk’s Office Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sample Ballots: Sample ballots will be made available for view on Maricopa Country Recorders site.

Visit www.maricopa.vote

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