The Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners

Our mission is to serve the public by conducting impartial, open and honest elections and to maintain a system of permanent registration of voters as dictated by Illinois and Federal laws.
 
The Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for election operations within the city limits of Galesburg, IL. The commission was established in 1908 by a vote of the citizens of Galesburg in order to provide an accurate and unbiased election as well as to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of registered voters. The voters transferred the control of the electoral franchise from elected officials to independent election professionals.
 
By statute, the election commission is run under the auspices of a bi-partisan commission consisting of three persons. Presently they are  Roger L. Williamson, Chairman, Terry L. Hudson, Vice Chairman and Veronica A. Peoples, Secretary.  
 
The independent Board of Election Commissioners whose members can be neither elected officials nor participate in political campaigns serves as an extension of the Judicial branch of the government - the same branch of government already involved in deciding other election matters, such as candidate access to the ballot and election recounts. The commissioners are appointed by the Circuit Court and serve a three year term. The terms are staggered with one commissioner up for re-appointment each year.
 
The commission through its executive director, Lisa M. Watson, and assistant executive director, Elizabeth L. Lester, oversees:
  • recruiting and training of election judges
  • training and certification of deputy registrars
  • voter registration
  • district re-mapping
  • precinct re-districting
  • maintaining and safeguarding records including signature cards and ballots
  • election operations
 

Lisa M. Watson, Executive Director

55 W. Tompkins Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309/345-3660
Fax: 309/345-5706
 

Hours of Operation

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays
with extended hours eight weeks before each election and election day.
 
 
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Local Events

Calendar

October 2014
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Oct
04
Voter Registration
Event's details
October 04, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for voter registration.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
07
Voter Registration Deadline
Event's details
October 07, 2014
All Day Event
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Close of voter registration.
 
(All Day Event)
 
Oct
08
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
09
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
10
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
11
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 11, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
13
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
14
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
15
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
16
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
17
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
18
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 18, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
20
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
20
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
21
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
21
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
22
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
22
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
23
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
23
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
24
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
24
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
25
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 25, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Board of Elections Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
25
Early Voting
Event's details
October 25, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
27
Early Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early. The Galesburg Election Office will be open until 6PM the last week of early voting.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
27
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
28
Early Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early. The Galesburg Election Office will be open until 6PM the last week of early voting.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
28
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
29
Early Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early. The Galesburg Election Office will be open until 6PM the last week of early voting.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
29
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
30
Early Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early. The Galesburg Election Office will be open until 6PM the last week of early voting.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
30
Last day for an absentee ballot to be mailed
Event's details
October 30, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Last day for election authority to mail absentee ballot (signed application must be received in office by this date)
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
30
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
31
Early Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early. The Galesburg Election Office will be open until 6PM the last week of early voting.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Oct
31
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 27, 2014-October 31, 2014
Time:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(08:00 AM - 06:00 PM)
 
Nov
01
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
November 01, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City of Galesburg residents may make a change of address, change of name or register as a new voter at the Galesburg Election Office from 26 days prior to an election through Election Day, however, if you wish to vote in the election you must vote the day you register. By statute, grace period voting on November 3rd and 4th is with a Provisional ballot in the election office.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Nov
01
Early Voting
Event's details
November 01, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Any City of Galesburg voter who is registered from their current address and with their current name may vote early.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
 
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