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Become an Election Judge

Election Judges are crucial to the electoral process. While making important decisions you will also make new friends and it is a paid position.
 

Judges of election are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place on Election Day. They are in the position of ensuring the election process is administered fairly and in accordance with election laws.

What are the qualifications to be a judge of election?
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be of good repute and character;
  • Be able to speak, read and write the English language;
  • Be skilled in the four fundamental rules of mathematics;
  • Be of good understanding and capable;
  • Be a resident of and be registered to vote in the City of Galesburg;and
  • Be responsible for your transportation to and from the polling place you have been scheduled to work.
How are judges of election selected?

Judges of election are selected by the Board of Election Commissioners and are approved by their party. For each polling place, three are appointed from one of the major parties and two from the other major party.

Every even numbered, after selections are made, a report is filed in the circuit court and application is made for the election judges' confirmations and appointments by the circuit court.

As vacancies occur, the Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for filling them with a voter of the same political party.

Do judges of election receive compensation?

Yes, judges of election receive a base pay of $105.00 per election served. Those who attend a certification training session, study their manual and take a test will receive $150.00 per election.

How are judges of election trained?

The Board of Election conducts required training sessions before each election. During even numbered years, each judge receives their certification prior to the General Election.

This required course covers the duties and responsibilities of election judges and consists of four hours of class instruction, home study of the Judges' Manual and an examination.

A DVD is available for review by calling the Election Office at (309) 345-3660.

How does someone become an election judge?
If you are interested in this important civic responsibility, please contact the Board of Election Commissioners at 309-345-3660 or stop by the Election Office located in City Hall at 55 W. Tompkins St., Galesburg, IL.
 

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March 2015
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Mar
07
Voter Registration
Event's details
March 07, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for voter registration.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Mar
10
Voter Registration Deadline
Event's details
March 10, 2015
All Day Event
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Close of voter registration.
 
(All Day Event)
 
Mar
11
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 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 in the office of the election authority 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
12
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 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 in the office of the election authority 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
13
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 11, 2015-March 13, 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 in the office of the election authority 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
14
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 14, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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)
 
Mar
16
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 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
17
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 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
18
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 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
19
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 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
20
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 16, 2015-March 20, 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
21
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 21, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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)
 
Mar
23
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
23
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
24
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
24
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
25
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
25
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
26
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
26
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
27
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
27
Early Voting
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 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
28
Grace Registration and Voting
Event's details
March 28, 2015
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

Galesburg Election Office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon for Grace Registration and Voting. 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)
 
Mar
28
Early Voting
Event's details
March 28, 2015
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 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)
 
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
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
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)
 
 
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