may I register
can I register
needed when I
register to vote?
I ever have to
be registered when
I renew by driver's
I register by
mailing an application
to my election
I mail in an
application to vote,
can I vote by absentee ballot?
I register at a public assistance
can I consider
registered to vote?
if I change my name after being
if I move, can I still vote?
How Do I Register to
Here to Download a Voter Registration Form
this completed form to your election authority
(See "Where can I
register to vote?" for complete address.)
open year round except:
live within the City of Galesburg, you can register at the
Office of the City of Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners.
The office is located in Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins
St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (First Floor). You may call them at 309/345-3660.
live outside the City of Galesburg (Knox County), you can
register at the Office of the Knox County Clerk. The
office is located at the Knox County Courthouse, 200 S. Cherry
St., Galesburg, IL 61401 (First Floor). You may call us at 309/345-3858.
You may also
register to vote at:
Public Square, Knoxville
Clerk's Office, 110 E. Meek
of State's Office, Driver Services Facility, 1066 E. Losey St., Galesburg
of Human Services,
477 E. Main St., Galesburg
Committeemen, Deputy Registrars, and Township Supervisors in
some areas are also qualified to register voters.
submit with the application either (i) a copy of a current and
valid photo identification, or (ii) a copy of a current utility
bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other
government document that shows your name and
If you do
not provide the information required above, then you will be
required to provide election officials with this information the
first time you vote at a polling place or by in-person absentee
register by mail, you must also vote in person the first time,
either at the polling place or in-person absentee.
No, not unless
No. But you will
be given the opportunity to register to vote. If you are
already registered to vote, there is no need to register again
unless you change your name or move.
federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an
here to download the application. Applications are also
available at some public and private facilities where you live. When you register by mail
your mail-in form must be postmarked prior to the close of
registration. Contact your local election office to learn
more about registering by mail.
or in the military, persons who register by mail must vote in person
at the polling place or by in-person absentee voting the first
time they vote.
person who requests public assistance will be given an opportunity
to register to vote. Again, if you are already registered,
there will be no need to register again unless you changed your name
As soon as you
receive a voter ID card in the mail, you can consider yourself
registered. If you do not receive an ID card within 3 weeks
after you registered, call your elections office.
If you changed
your name more than 28 days before the election and did not
re-register, you cannot vote.
A person who
changed his or her name within 28 days of the election, and still
lives in the same precinct, may vote after completing an affidavit.
A woman who continues to use her maiden name after marriage may vote
without having to complete an affidavit if registered under her
It depends on
when you move. If you moved within 28 days of the election
in the same precinct you can vote a full ballot by signing an
If you moved more
than 30 days before the election within the county or municipality
under a board of election commissioners, and did not transfer
your registration, you can vote on a ballot for federal offices only,
after completing an address correction form.
If you moved within
30 days before the election outside of your precinct, but you
still live in the State, and did not transfer your registration, you
can vote a full ballot in your old polling place after completing an
If you moved more
than 30 days before the election out of your county or municipality
under the board of election commissioners and did not transfer
your registration, you cannot vote.