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

If you registered previously, you can verify your registration and request an absentee ballot at

Get Registered in Galesburg

Voters with an Illinois driver's license can now use the Illinois Online Voter Application to register. In Galesburg, voters without an Illinois driver's license or registering after the regular registration deadline (October 18) must register in person at the election office and cast their ballots during grace period voting.

Voters may complete the registration form in person at the election office in the Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins St. (first floor).

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 when registering to vote. Do NOT use  2 E. South Street. (See building addresses here.)

Get Registered in Your Home Community

Students who would like to vote in their home community can verify their registration, get registered, or request an absentee ballot via


Students registered to vote at home can request an absentee ballot via

Students voting in Galesburg and who live on campus will vote on Election Day at the First Baptist Church, 169 S. Cherry Street.

Students who wish to vote in Galesburg before Election Day can vote at Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins St. (first floor).

Get Educated

Students are encouraged to educate themselves about the issues important to them. The ballot often has issues as well as candidates.

Check your local election commission website for a sample ballot in the weeks ahead of the election.

Here in Galesburg, visit the Galesburg Election Commission website for a sample ballot.

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Printed on Thursday, October 21, 2021