Last election there were nine candidates vying for the position, this year just three.
But that doesn't make the race any less exciting.
Already, hundreds more people have cast their vote early than they did in the last election.
The three candidates for mayor are the incumbent Sal Garza, local radio station owner John Pritchard, and small business co–owner Margaret Hall.
Here's why they said they're the person for the job.
"I'm running on my record. It's a record of investments of tens of millions of dollars over the past four years," said Sal Garza, the current mayor Galesburg.
"I bring a vast amount of experience in business in economic development, and in community service to the table," said John Pritchard, a candidate for the mayor.
"I've been union, non–union, self–employed, single–parent working 1 ½ jobs and a married parent. I have a real good feeling for what a lot of the people in Galesburg, where they're at, and what their troubles are," said Margaret Hall, another candidate for mayor.
And as far as their plans go if they win?
Mayor Garza said he wants to keep creating jobs.
"That is the top priority for our community, the retention, expansion, and attraction of jobs to our area," said Garza.
John Pritchard said he wants to change the way things in the city are run right now.
"The current mayor believes that he should be the head administrator of the city, and under our form of government, under statute, the city manager is the administrator of the city," said Pritchard.
Margaret Hall said an updated city plan is high on her list, but also thinks the budget needs some work.
"A priority–driven budget, so that we know what's paying for itself, what isn't, so you're not just doing across the board cuts," said Hall.
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