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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 Results

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.