(610 ILCS 5/25) (from Ch. 114, par. 26)
    Sec. 25. In all elections for directors or managers of such railway corporations every stockholder shall have the right to vote, in person or by proxy, for the number of shares of stock owned by him, for as many persons as there are directors or managers to be elected, or to cumulate said shares, and give one candidate as many votes as the number of directors, multiplied by the number of his shares of stock, shall equal; or to distribute them, on the same principle, among as many candidates as he shall think fit; and such directors or managers shall not be elected in any other manner.
(Source: Laws 1871, p. 625.)