Voting Information

Register to Vote

Not sure if your voter registration is current? Verify your registration.

How to Vote

Vote Early/Absentee

  • By mail:
    1. The Secretary of State will mail absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters in late August. If you don’t want to wait, you can download and print the absentee ballot request form (PDF).
    2. Mail or drop off completed request form to the Benton County Auditor. NOTE: In the ID section, enter either your driver’s license (or non-operator ID) number OR the 4-digit PIN found on your Voter Identification Card (do not use your Social Security Number).
    3. Starting October 5, Auditor will mail absentee ballots to voters who have requested them.
    4. Mail or drop off completed absentee ballot to Auditor in envelope provided.
    5. Track your absentee ballot.
  • In person: Vote in person at the Auditor’s Office—no appointment is required, just tell security that you’re there to vote. Curbside voting is available in the north side of the Courthouse.

See Absentee Voting for more information.

Vote on Election Day

Vote in person at your polling location.

2020 General Election

July 6
earliest day to request absentee ballot

October 5
earliest day for County Auditor to mail absentee ballot or to vote early in person

October 24
deadline for requesting absentee ballot (must be received in Auditor’s office by 5 PM)

November 2
postmark date for absentee ballots returned by mail

November 3
Election Day

Benton County Auditor

111 E 4th St, 2nd floor
PO Box 549
Vinton, IA 52349
319-472-2365
elections.bentoncountyia.gov

locked dropbox for voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms is located on the west side of the courthouse. Absentee ballots must be returned in person to the Auditor’s Office.