2020 Elections

Primary Election

The Arizona Primary Election was held on Tuesday, August 4, resulting in some new and returning representatives on the Surprise City Council.

View 2020 Primary Election Results

The positions of mayor and council in Districts 2 (Cottonwood), 3 (Mesquite) and 4 (Mulberry) carry a four-year term, expiring December 31, 2024. District 5 (Palm) carries a two-year term ending December 31, 2022. 

The elected members will assume office the first meeting in January 2021 after taking the official oath of office.

See which Council District you live in

General Election

The U.S. General Election will be held on November 3, 2020. This election includes U.S. President, federal, state, county and local offices that are up for election.

Visit BeBallotReady.Vote to find out if you’re registered and what’s on your ballot. 

Wondering where to vote or return your ballot?  Find polling locations and ballot drop boxes

Important Election Dates

  • October 7: Ballots mailed; in-person voting begins
  • October 15: Voter registration deadline
  • October 23: Last day to request a ballot in the mail
  • October 24: Weekend voting begins
  • October 27: Last day to mail back your ballot
  • November 3: Election Day

View commonly asked election questions, voter registration information and more online at maricopa.vote

Special Assistance for Voting: Maricopa County provides special services to voters with health considerations. The Elections Department’s Special Election Board (SEB) is available to assist voters who are confined due to illness or disability. Voters can contact 602-506-1511 or email SpecialAssistance@risc.maricopa.gov to request support from the SEB team.

Where to vote

Surprise City Hall is a designated Vote Center. The City Hall Community Room will be open for voting and ballot drop off October 7 – November 3. To access the Community Room, please enter through the north or south entrance to City Hall at the Mayor’s Atrium (eastern end of the building). The other entrances will be closed as all City Hall service counters are currently closed. View Map

Polling Hours

    • October 7-21 – Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
      • Closed Saturday and Sunday (October 10 & 11)
        Closed Saturday and Sunday (October 17 & 18)
    • October 22 – October 24, Thurs – Sat, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., 
    • October 25 – Closed
    • October 26 – October 31, Mon – Sat, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • November 1 – Sun, Noon – 5 p.m.
    • November 2 – Mon, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • ELECTION DAY – November 3 – Tues, 6:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Polling and drop off ballot box hours are subject to change based on county needs.

NEW: Ballot Drop Off at Surprise Stadium!

Registered voters can drop off completed ballots at the Surprise Stadium, 15930 N Bullard Ave. 

Stadium Ballot Drop Off Hours: 

  • October 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • October 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • November 1: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • November 2: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • November 3: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

There will be two additional Vote Centers in Surprise for the General Election:

  • Happy Trails Resort Community Center, 17200 W. Bell Road
  • Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 15820 W. Clearview Boulevard.

To see polling hours at these locations, visit https://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace. Locations are subject to change, so please make sure to check the website before you go and vote!