For Voters

Important Dates

November 4, 2014 - General Election
 
An Absentee Ballot may be requested after January 1 of each calendar year.
 
Early Voting is available October 20, 2014 - November 2, 2014 in the city election office.
* Open Monday thru Friday, 8-5, and Saturdays 9 - Noon
* Extended hours Oct. 27 - Oct. 31 open until 6PM
* Additional hours Nov. 2 open Noon - 3PM
 
 
 
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How to Vote

Step 1-Demonstration

Before voting, you should be asked if you wish to have a demonstration.
Vote only for the number of candidates indicated under the title of the office.
Always feel free to ask how to mark the sample ballot.

Step 2-Application

You will be asked your name and your application for ballot will be provided.
Follow the judge's instruction to complete and sign your application.

Step 3-Verification

The paperwork is given to the next set of judges who will verify your address and signature and mark that you voted.

Step 4-Receive Ballot

 

You will be given your ballot. A security sleeve is available in which to place your ballot once you have completed voting.

Step 5-Vote the ballot

 

Enter the next available booth.

Vote by darkening the oval to the left of the candidate of your choice. Use only the special black pen, in the booth,  to darken the oval.

If you choose to vote for a person not printed on the ballot, you may write the person's name on the blank line above the word "write-in" under the proper office and darken the oval next to that line.

DO NOT WRITE A CANDIDATE'S NAME IF HE/SHE IS ALREADY LISTED ON THE BALLOT, it will not count.

The write-in line appears only if a candidate has filed a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in with our office.

Check the office to see that you have voted for the correct number of candidates. If you vote for more candidates than the number indicated below the office, it is considered to be an overvote and none of the candidates for the overvoted office receive a vote.

The ballot with an overvoted office will not be accepted by the tabulator. A message will appear on the screen indicating there is an overvoted office on the ballot.

The election judge will encourage your to take the ballot back, return it to the table where you received it and get another ballot.

You may vote for less than the number allowed.

Check both sides of the ballot for candidates and referenda.

If you have torn or marked your ballot incorrectly, return your ballot to the election judge at the ballot distribution table and receive a new ballot.

When you have finished voting, place your ballot inside the security envelope, so the judge's initials show, and take it to the optical scan tabulator.

Step 6-Cast your ballot

 

The ballot box judge should ask to see the judge's initials on the ballot.

Cast your ballot by holding the security sleeve loosely.

Put your finger in the slot and slide the ballot into the tabulator.

Do not hold tightly, allow the tabulator to grab the ballot from you.

If the ballot is not taken by the tabulator, the ballot box judge will read the displayed message and explain the reason.

If you wish to correct the ballot, the judge will direct you to return your ballot to an election judge at the ballot distribution table and obtain a new ballot.

Once the ballot is cast into the tabulator, it has been counted.

Return your security sleeve to the ballot box judge.

The judge will hand you an "I voted sticker".

Congratulations! You have exercised your right to vote!

 
 
 
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Local Events

Calendar

September 2014
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Oct
04
Voter Registration
Event's details
October 04, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for voter registration.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
07
Voter Registration Deadline
Event's details
October 07, 2014
All Day Event
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Close of voter registration.
 
(All Day Event)
 
Oct
08
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 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 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 - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
09
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 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 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 - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
10
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 08, 2014-October 10, 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 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 - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
11
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 11, 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 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.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
13
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 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)
 
Oct
14
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 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)
 
Oct
15
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 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)
 
Oct
16
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 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)
 
Oct
17
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 13, 2014-October 17, 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)
 
Oct
18
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 18, 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 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.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
20
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 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)
 
Oct
20
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
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.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
21
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 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)
 
Oct
21
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
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.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
22
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 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)
 
Oct
22
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
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.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
23
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 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)
 
Oct
23
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
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.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
24
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 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)
 
Oct
24
Early Voting
Event's details
October 20, 2014-October 24, 2014
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.
 
(08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
Oct
25
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
October 25, 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 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.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Oct
25
Early Voting
Event's details
October 25, 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)
 
Oct
27
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
27
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)
 
Oct
28
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
28
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)
 
Oct
29
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
29
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)
 
Oct
30
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
30
Last day for an absentee ballot to be mailed
Event's details
October 30, 2014
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)
 
Oct
30
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)
 
 
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