(505 ILCS 115/12)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1062)
For the initial board any sheep and/or wool producer may be
elected only if he first has his name placed on the ballot by filing a petition
with the Director containing 50 signatures, of those producers in his district
qualified to vote on the referendum. All candidates shall be natural persons
who are producers and residents in the district for which they are nominated.
Notice of the initial election of members of the board shall be given at
least once in trade publications, the public press, and statewide newspapers
at least 2 weeks prior to such election. Vacancies on the sheep and wool
production development and marketing board during the term of office shall
be filled by the sheep and wool production development and marketing board
with a producer from the district for the balance of the unexpired term.
In subsequent years, an election shall be held to fill any expiring term
on the board. Elections shall be in the same fashion as for initial board
members. The election procedure shall be as provided in this Section unless
otherwise provided for in the sheep and wool production development and marketing
program. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes at any election
shall be elected.
(Source: P.A. 82-100.)