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The Surprise City Council meeting dates, times and location are posted on the City of Surprise calendar.
The City’s Main Phone Number is 623.222.1000. For additional phone numbers, please view the City’s phone directory.
For further information regarding Records Management, please call 623.222.1200. Please note that currently there is a charge of .50 cents per page and may be additional costs for staff time. Public Records Request Form
“ORDINANCE” means a City Council Action setting forth a rule of public conduct that is considered long-term. Long-term rules include zoning issues, annexations, abandonments, laws of the City or similar actions of the Council. Each Ordinance, in addition to being referenced by number and brief title in the Minutes, will be recorded and maintained in numerical sequence as a permanent record of the City in a separate set of books. Effective dates of Ordinances shall be as provided by law.
There are many venues in which to choose when registering to vote in Arizona.
As a convenience for Surprise residents, voter registration forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor, east wing, of Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374.
A printable voter registration form is also available on the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections web site at https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/registrationform.aspx. Registration forms can also be obtained by calling 602-506-1511, T.D.D. 602-506-2348.
The state Motor Vehicle Division also provides an EZ Online Voter Registration site at http://www.servicearizona.com. NOTE: State Law requires that you be properly registered to vote no less than 29 days prior to an election, and that you will be at least 18 years of age by the election, in order to be eligible to vote in that election.
For more information on Voter Registration Requirements visit the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections web site at http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/regform.aspx or call their office at 602-506-3535.
All city elections are Mail Ballot Elections in the City of Surprise, following council action in October 2004. Anytime there is a city election all registered voters in the city will receive a ballot by mail including a postage-paid return envelope.
The City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor, east wing, of Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374, remains a designated Ballot Drop Off Location and designated Replacement Ballot Location.
The Mail Only Ballot Elections pertain only to City of Surprise Elections. If you want to receive Mail Ballots for County and/or State Elections, please visit the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections Early Voting Ballot webpage at https://recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/permanentevlistinfo.aspx for how to sign up, or call their office at 602-506-3535 for more information.
Surprise election cycle has changed to even numbered years per legislative changes that took place in 2013. Our next election cycle will be: August/November 2022 for Districts 1, 5 & 6.
The City of Surprise holds Non-Partisan elections every two years on the even numbered years and, if necessary, on the 4th Tuesday in August and the 1st Tuesday in November (General Election).
The City’s Mayor is elected at-large; while voters within each one of the six City Council Electoral Districts elect a candidate who lives in their district as the Council representative.