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

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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)
 
Nov
03
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
November 03, 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)
 
Nov
04
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
November 04, 2014
Time:06:00 AM - 07:00 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.
 
(06:00 AM - 07:00 PM)
 
Nov
04
General Election
Event's details
November 04, 2014
Time:06:00 AM - 07:00 PM
You may vote at your polling place on Election Day between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
 
(06:00 AM - 07:00 PM)
 
 
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