October 8, 2019
**NOTICE TO VOTERS**
CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019
ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Absentee ballots are available, at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: A ballot may be mailed to you upon your request. Requests can be in writing (you must include your name, address, date of birth, date, name of election and signature) or on an official absentee ballot request form. Requests must be received by the auditor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th, 2019. Official forms may be obtained by contacting the auditor’s office or by clicking our Benton County Election website: www.bentoncountyelections.org
VOTER REGISTRATION: You must be registered to vote to participate in the Special School Election. Registration may be done in several ways.
VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS: Voters who are unable to show ID (or prove residence if required) may have their identities attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or have the right to cast a provisional ballot. Election Day Registrant attesters must also show ID. Call the Secretary of State's Office at 1-888-SOS-VOTE or the County Auditor's Office at 319-472-2365 with any questions or concerns.
VOTING EQUIPMENT TESTING: A public test of the Unisyn optical scan precinct count units will begin on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
EXTENDED HOURS: The Benton County Auditor’s Office will be open
Friday, October 25, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and
Monday, November 4, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: The Benton County Auditor’s Office if you have questions regarding voter registration, absentee voting, or other election related issues:
HAYLEY RIPPEL, BENTON COUNTY AUDITOR
P.O. BOX 549
VINTON, IOWA 52349
October 25, 2019Deadline for City/School Election
September 23, 2019View the list of candidates who have filed papers to place their names on the November 5, 2019, City/School election ballot.
August 29, 2019Benton County voters will soon have a user-friendly website to find all of their election information.
August 29, 2019New Voter ID laws have taken effect for 2019. Make sure you know what you can expect when heading to the polls.
August 26, 2019Nomination Process for Combined City/School Election Begins August 26.
August 21, 2019PUBLIC NOTICE is given that a Special School Election of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.