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Information for Candidates

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.
 
Nonpartisan 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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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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