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City Election

General Information

  • Regular City Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. City Council members and Mayors are elected by city voters.
  • The polls will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following cities:
    • Belle Plaine, Blairstown, Garrison, Keystone, Luzerne, Mt Auburn, Norway, Urbana, and Van Horne
  • The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following cities:
    • Atkins, Newhall, Shellsburg, Vinton and Walford
  • Polling place locations

Candidate Information

**Filing deadline: September 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to the City Clerk**

Contact the Auditor's Office for number of signatures required for Nomination Petition.


Sample Ballots


Election Results

2017 Official Results

For prior year Election Results click here.


Voter Registration

Complete a voter registration form and mail to:

Benton County Auditor

PO Box 549

Vinton, IA 52349

Pre-registration will end on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Find out if you are registered in Iowa.


Absentee Voting Information

Download an absentee ballot request form and mail to:

Benton County Auditor

PO Box 549

Vinton, IA 52349

Track your absentee ballot: Check the status of your ballot.

  • The last day the Auditor's Office may send out a ballot is Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Ballots mailed back to our office must be postmarked by November 2, 2015 in order to have the ballot counted. Voters may request a postmark at the Post Office.
  • Early voting will run through November 6, 2017 until 5:00 p.m.
  • Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.