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Primary Election

General Information

  • Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 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 Offices: February 26-March 16, 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: March 5-March 28, 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


Election Results

Official Results 2018

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 Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Find out if you are registered in Iowa.


Voter ID Requirements

Starting in 2018, voters will be asked to show a driver's license, non-driver's ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or Voter ID Card before they vote.

Voter ID FAQ

Voter ID Law Video


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, May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Ballots mailed back to our office must be postmarked by June 6, 2016 in order to have the ballot counted. Voters may request a postmark at the Post Office.
  • Early voting will run through June 4, 2018 until 5:00 p.m.
  • Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Extended hours:

  • Friday, May 25, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.