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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. In Galesburg, voters without an Illinois driver's license or registering after the regular registration deadline 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.)

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. Visit the Galesburg Election Commission website for a sample ballot.

Students living on campus will vote in Precinct 13 at the First Baptist Church, 169 S. Cherry Street

Get Educated

Students are encouraged to educate themselves about the issues important to them. Below are some resources for learning more about where candidates stand on issues important to many voters.

Washington Post Voter Guide

League of Women Voters Voter 411

Best Colleges Voting by Issues Guide


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Printed on Thursday, November 23, 2017

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