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

March 2015
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Mar
07
Voter Registration
Event's details
March 07, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for voter registration.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
10
Voter Registration Deadline
Event's details
March 10, 2015
All Day Event
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Close of voter registration.
 
(All Day Event)
 
Mar
11
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 2015
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 in the office of the election authority from 26 days through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
12
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 2015
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 in the office of the election authority from 26 days through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
13
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 2015
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 in the office of the election authority from 26 days through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
14
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 14, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
16
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
17
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
18
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
19
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
20
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
21
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 21, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
23
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
23
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
24
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
24
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
25
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
25
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
26
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
26
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
27
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
27
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
28
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 28, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
28
Early Voting
Event's details
March 28, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
30
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
30
Early Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
31
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Mar
31
Early Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
01
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
01
Early Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
02
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
02
Early Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
02
Last day for an absentee ballot to be mailed
Event's details
April 02, 2015
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)
 
Apr
03
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 through 3 days prior to an election, however, if you wish to vote in the upcoming election you must vote the day you register.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Apr
03
Early Voting
Event's details
March 30, 2015-April 03, 2015
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 at the Galesburg Election Office. Voters casting an early ballot need to present a government photo ID such as Driver's License, a State ID, or Firearms Owner ID before voting early according to Illinois statute.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
 
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