Absentee Voting Ballots Ready for City/School Election

October 8, 2019

                                                                                   **NOTICE TO VOTERS**

                                                                CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019


ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Absentee ballots are available, at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019.


ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL:  A ballot may be mailed to you upon your request.  Requests can be in writing (you must include your name, address, date of birth, date, name of election and signature) or on an official absentee ballot request form. Requests must be received by the auditor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th, 2019.  Official forms may be obtained by contacting the auditor’s office or by clicking our Benton County Election website: www.bentoncountyelections.org


VOTER REGISTRATION: You must be registered to vote to participate in the Special School Election.  Registration may be done in several ways.

  1. You may register in person in the auditor’s office.  The deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 25th, 2019. 
  2. You may mail your registration to the auditor’s office. Voter registrations that are mailed and not received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019, must be postmarked by Monday, October 21st, 2019.
  3. Election Day Registration - You may register at your polling place on Election Day by presenting a current photo ID and proof of residency to the election officials.  Contact the auditor’s office for a list of approved documents.


VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS: Voters who are unable to show ID (or prove residence if required) may have their identities attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or have the right to cast a provisional ballot. Election Day Registrant attesters must also show ID. Call the Secretary of State's Office at 1-888-SOS-VOTE or the County Auditor's Office at 319-472-2365 with any questions or concerns.


VOTING EQUIPMENT TESTING:  A public test of the Unisyn optical scan precinct count units will begin on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.


EXTENDED HOURS:  The Benton County Auditor’s Office will be open

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and

Monday, November 4, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


CONTACT: The Benton County Auditor’s Office if you have questions regarding voter registration, absentee voting, or other election related issues:


                                                               HAYLEY RIPPEL, BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR

                                                                                       P.O. BOX 549

                                                                                VINTON, IOWA 52349


                                                                    E-MAIL: [email protected]

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