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Register to Vote


Karrie Heartlein

Director of Government & Community Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Knox College works with student organizations to encourage students to vote and to provide them with registration information throughout the year. For more information, or to plan a registration drive on campus, contact Karrie Heartlein, director of government & community relations, at

Students have the unique opportunity to choose whether to vote in their home state or at school. 

In Galesburg

Get Registered

Voters in Illinois can now use the Illinois Online Voter Application to register.

Or, voters may complete the registration form in person at the election office in the Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins St. (First Floor). The form must be returned to the Election Commission office, or with a postmark, no later than the registration deadline (28 days prior to an election) in order for the registrant to vote in the next election. More information is available at the Election Commission website. This site also provides voters with information about precincts, poll location, elections schedules and candidates.

Students living on campus must use the address of their residence hall (PDF) when registering to vote. Do NOT use  2 E. South Street.

Students registering to vote during grace period voting may contact Karrie Heartlein for an address verification letter.


All voters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the candidates and issues on the ballot. A 2016 sample ballot will be linked here as soon as it is available.

Students living on campus will vote in Precinct 8 at the First Baptist Church, 169 S. Cherry Street


Voter Registration Sites and Information
-- Information about voter registration in other states, visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website. -- Register to vote. Check your registration status. Get your absentee ballot. -- Get registered, update your voter registration, or request an absentee ballot.

Rock The Vote -- Fusing pop culture, politics, and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote.

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Printed on Saturday, August 27, 2016

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