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.

Upcoming & Recent Elections

News

City/School Election Information

October 13, 2021

2021 Election Law Changes per House File 413

FAQ

Q.

Can I pick up or request a ballot for someone else?

A.

No. In Iowa you can only request an absentee ballot for yourself.

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 August 26, 2019
No Party
7,342
Republican
5,690
Democratic
3,912
Other
105
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