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

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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
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
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
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)
 
Apr
04
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
April 04, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Today is the last day of Grace Registration and Voting. Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon. 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)
 
Apr
04
Early Voting
Event's details
April 04, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Today is the last day of Early Voting at the Galesburg Election Office from 9:00 am to Noon. 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)
 
Apr
07
Consolidated Election
Event's details
April 07, 2015
All Day Event
Election Day for the 2015 Consolidated Election. City of Galesburg registered voters may cast their vote at their polling place only. Your polling place is printed on your voter registration card. Polls open at 6:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.
 
(All Day Event)
 
 
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