Chief Election Official for the County
As Chief Election official, the County Clerk’s Election Office is responsible for administering all elections (federal, state, county, township, park, library, school and special districts) within Knox County, except within the City of Galesburg. There are 31 precincts with over 15,000 registered voters under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk. The Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners is responsible for elections of the 31 precincts within the City of Galesburg. The additional duties of this office include training deputy registrars and election judges, providing polling places, providing the Directory of Public Officials, maintaining lists of precinct committeemen, filing of campaign disclosures, and maintaining files of Statements of Economic Interests.
Absentee Voting Information
Absentee (or vote by mail) requests can be made by contacting the Election department by phone at (309)345-3858, or by mail with the application for ballot which is linked below. Requests will be processed for those voters that live outside the City of Galesburg. If you live within the city limits of Galesburg, you will need to contact the Galesburg Election Commission to obtain your ballot.
Early Voting Information
Early voting will be available again for voters in Knox County. Click Early Voting Schedule GP2016 to see the publication notice of available dates.
On Election day the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voters who are not able to vote in person may qualify to vote absentee. For further information regarding absentee voting or any other aspects of the election process, contact the Division of Election Services at 309/345-3858.
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