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Aldermen in Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 are elected every four (4) years. The next election will be held on April 7, 2015 for these offices.

Packets may be picked up at the Board of Election Commissioners Office begining 90 days preceding the last day to file nomination papers.
 
Petitions are filed at the Board of Election Commissioners, 55 W. Tompkins St., Galesburg, IL, not more than 99 days nor less than 92 days prior to the date of the consolidated primary.
 
Petitions are filed not more than 113 days nor less than 106 days prior to the consolidated election.
 

Qualifications

No person shall be eligible to the office:
  • Unless he is a qualified elector of the municipality and has resided therein at least one year next preceding his election or appointment; or
  • Unless, in the case of alderman, he resides within the ward for which he is elected; or
  • If he is in arrears in the payment of any tax or other indebtedness due to the city; or
  • If he has been convicted in Illinois state courts or in courts of the United States of malfeasance in office, bribery, or other infamous crime.
The Board of Election Commission is responsible for elections within the city limits of Galesburg.
 
This site is for informational purposes only. Also, election office staff are not attorneys and therefore cannot give legal advice including whether a candidate's filing paperwork has been completed accurately or completely. The State Board of Elections recommends that candidates seek legal advice from an attorney.
 
A 2015 State of Illinois Candidates Guide will be placed on this page once it becomes available from the State Board of Elections. Additional candidate information is available on the Illinois State Board of Elections' website.

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Local Events

Calendar

March 2015
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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
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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