Benton County Auditor Hayley Rippel reminds voters that some polling places have changed due to recent redistricting across the state. Iowans whose polling place has changed should be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail informing them of the new location.
"We know this can be an inconvenience to some, during the COVID-19 pandemic we had to make some adjustments, and now we are required to make changes due to the new census data along with the legislation boundary changes."
Benton County will send the notices to impacted voters or households with a registered voter starting May 18. Under Iowa law, notices are required to be sent to impacted voters between 20 days and seven days prior to the primary election and again prior to the general election.
"If your polling place changed due to redistricting, you'll be getting a card in the mail informing you of the new location," Secretary of State Paul Pate said. "We want all eligible Iowans to make their voices heard by voting this year, and it's important to have a plan if you're going to the polls on Election Day. Step one is registering to vote. Step two is making sure you know where your polling place is located."