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General Election

General Information

  • General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
  • 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: July 30-August 25, 2018 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 6, 2018-August 29, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Ballots mailed back to our office must be postmarked by November 5, 2018 in order to have the ballot counted. Voters may request a postmark at the Post Office.
  • Early voting will run through November 5, 2018 until 5:00 p.m.
  • Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Extended hours:

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 5, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.