Special Bond Election Information

The City of Surprise will be holding a Special Bond Election this November. Since this is a Special Election, the Maricopa County Elections Department will only allow Ballot by Mail elections for odd numbered years.

Important election dates are as follows:

Voter Registration Deadline

– Register by Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. to be eligible to vote in the General/Special Election. Check your registration status, get registration information, and access online and printable registration forms at http://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.

Informational Pamphlets Mailed

– On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Informational Pamphlets will be mailed out to every registered household in the City of Surprise and will include information on bond projects, the cost to taxpayers and “for” and “against” arguments.

Submission of “For and “Against” Arguments – Arguments “for” and “against” the authorization of the issuance of bonds payable from a secondary (ad valorem) property tax by the City, will be accepted up until Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5 p.m. Arizona time. Arguments can be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the City at 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374. For questions, please contact the Clerk of the City at 623.222.1200.

Ballots Mailed

– Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

In-Person Replacement Ballot Voting & Ballot Drop Off

– Begins on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (27 days prior) and will carry on through Election Day – Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Surprise City Hall – City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza. Hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Election Day (see below).

Election Day Voting & Ballot Drop Off

– Surprise City Hall will be the only designated polling location and designated ballot drop off location for Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, since it is a Ballot by Mail election. The City Clerk’s Office at Surprise City Hall will be open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Election Day.