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:
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.
Who can vote? Only residents in Districts 1,2,3,5 and 6 will vote in this election; and only for candidates running in their respective district. See which Council District you live in
How do I register to vote? To register or check your registration status, visit http://maricopa.vote. The Surprise City Clerk’s Office at Surprise City Hall also offers in-person registration. Voter registration closes July 30. Voter Registration and Outreach Information
How will I receive my ballot? This election cycle for August/November 2018 will be a consolidated election which will include Local City Districts if you live in Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6, as well as County and State ballot issues, if applicable. If you are on the Permanent Early Voter List, you will receive your ballot automatically through the mail beginning August 1, 2018. If you are a registered Independent, you will receive notification from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office asking you to identify a party preference for this election to vote on partisan ballot issues. You can mail your ballot back to the address provided on the ballot or drop it off to the Surprise City Clerk’s Office, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, starting on August 1, 2018 through Election Day.
Early In-Person Voting: Early voting will be held at the Surprise City Hall (Community Room) starting on Saturday, August 18 through Friday, August 24, 2018. No voting will take place on Monday, August 27.
Election Day voting: To vote on Election Day, August 28, you will need to go to your designated polling location provided to you on your ballot. All polls will be open on this day from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. If you are unsure of your designated polling location, please visit http://maricopa.vote or call the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602.506.1511.
Will a winner be determined in the Primary? In order to determine a winner in the Primary, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected to a seat (50% plus one vote). If a winner isn’t determined in the Primary, candidates will square off in the November 6 General Election.
Sample Ballots: Sample ballots will be made available for view on Maricopa Country Recorders site.
For more information, call the Surprise City Clerk’s Office at 623.222.1200.