Benton County Courthouse

Welcome to the Benton County Elections Website.

The Election Department in the Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes. This site is designed to be a resource for residents looking to learn how to vote, find their elected officials, learn about becoming a candidate, or find past or upcoming election information.

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FAQ

Q.

Can an independent vote in a primary election?

A.

Yes and No. In Iowa, you must be a member of a political party (in 2020: Republican and Democrat) to vote in a primary election. However, anyone* can change parties on Election Day and vote. For independents to vote they must declare a political party.

*Precinct election officials may not change political parties within 30 days of an election.

Benton County Voter Registration

Updated December 14, 2021
No Party
7,431
Republican
6,485
Democratic
4,343
Other
149
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