(70 ILCS 705/4.02) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 24.02)
    Sec. 4.02. In a district governed by an elected or appointed 5-member board, upon presentation of a petition, signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the district governed by the board, requesting that a proposition to increase the board of trustees to a 7-member board be submitted to the electors of the district, the secretary of the board of trustees shall certify the proposition to the appropriate election authorities who shall submit the proposition at a regular election in accordance with the general election law. The general election law shall apply to and govern such election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the number of trustees           YES
 of ..... Fire Protection District  --------------------------
 be increased from 5 to 7?                NO
    If a majority of the votes cast on such proposition are in the affirmative, the board of trustees of the district shall thereafter be increased to a 7-member board and the 2 additional trustees shall be appointed as provided by Section 4.01 in a district governed by an appointed board of trustees.
    In a district governed by an elected 5-member board, if a majority of the votes cast on such proposition are in the affirmative, three trustees shall be elected at the next consolidated election and shall serve one for 2 years, one for 4 years and one for 6 years, the length of the term of each to be determined by lot at the first board meeting following the election. Thereafter, one trustee or two trustees, as necessary to maintain a 7-member board of trustees, shall be elected at the election provided by the general election law for a term of 6 years.
    Trustees in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987 shall continue to hold office for the remainder of their terms. The term of each elected trustee shall commence on the first Monday in the month following his election and each shall hold office until his term expires and until a successor is elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)