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General Election

General Information

  • General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
  • The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Polling place locations

Candidate Information

**Filing period-State and Federal Office: August 1-August 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.**

Contact the Secretary of State's Office for more information on Sate and Federal Office filing

**Filing period-County Offices: August 8, 2016-August 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to the Auditor's Office**

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


Sample Ballots


Official General Election Results

Official results by precinct

For prior year Election Results click here.


Voter Registration

Complete a voter registration form and mail to:

Military/Overseas voter registration & absentee ballot request form

Benton County Auditor

PO Box 549

Vinton, IA 52349

Pre-registration will end on Saturday, October 29, 2016 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:

Military/Overseas voter registration & absentee ballot request form

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 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Ballots mailed back to our office must be postmarked by November 7, 2016 in order to have the ballot counted. Voters may request a postmark at the Post Office.
  • Early voting will run through November 7, 2015 until 5:00 p.m.
  • Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Extended hours:

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 7, 2016 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.