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
CALL OF ELECTION
Public Notice of the City of Surprise, Arizona.
Notice is hereby given that the City of Surprise, Arizona will hold the following elections:
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...
- 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
For questions regarding the election process, including voter registration and replacement ballot voting, please contact the Surprise City Clerk’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.