(505 ILCS 130/13) (from Ch. 5, par. 563)
    Sec. 13. For the initial board any soybean producer may become a candidate from a district and have his name placed on the ballot if he files a petition with the Director containing the signatures of 150 or 3%, whichever is less, of those producers in his district qualified to vote on the referendum. All district director candidates shall be resident producers of the district for which they are nominated. Notice of the initial election of district directors of the board shall be given in trade publications and public press at least 2 weeks prior to such election. Vacancies on the program operating board during the term of office shall be filled by the program operating board until the next regular election. In subsequent years a special election shall be held to fill any expiring term on the board. Nominations of district directors shall be in the same fashion as original board members. The nominating procedure for district directors shall be as provided in this Section unless otherwise provided for in the marketing program. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes at any special election shall be elected.
(Source: P.A. 94-61, eff. 1-1-06.)