July 6, 2020
Today is the first day we can accept an absentee ballot request for the General Election on November 3, 2020. Although ballots will not be ready to mail out until later, we can get the process started.
The legislative council voted against allowing the Secretary of State's office to send out the request forms to all registered voters. Individual counties can still send out their own mailings, but this is not cost effective for smaller counties such as Benton County.
If you choose to vote absentee, please make sure you complete the form entirely. The phone number is used for our office purposes only if we need to contact you with missing information on the request forms. You can download the form at: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf or
call the office at 319-472-2365 and we can put one in the mail or email to you.
Return the form by:
Mailing your request to the Benton County Auditor, PO Box 549, Vinton, IA 52349 or dropping off in our drop box located at the west entrance of the courthouse.
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March 26, 2020Here is a list of Federal/State Candidates for the Primary Election on June 2, 2020.
March 26, 2020Here is the complete list of who has filed for the upcoming Primary Election in Benton County.
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October 25, 2019Deadline for City/School Election
October 8, 2019Absentee Voting Ballots Ready for City/School Election
September 23, 2019View the list of candidates who have filed papers to place their names on the November 5, 2019, City/School election ballot.
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August 29, 2019New Voter ID laws have taken effect for 2019. Make sure you know what you can expect when heading to the polls.
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August 21, 2019PUBLIC NOTICE is given that a Special School Election of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.