(60 ILCS 1/50-25)
    Sec. 50-25. Referendum to elect township collector.
    (a) In counties under township organization having a population of more than 100,000 as determined by the last preceding federal census (except Cook County) in which no township collectors were elected in the year 1937, no township collectors shall be elected unless the proposition to elect those officers has first been submitted to the electors of the county and approved in the manner provided in this Section.
    (b) Whenever a petition for referendum, signed by at least 10% of the total number of voters voting at the last general election at which any county officer was elected, is filed with the county clerk not less than 78 days before a regular election, the county clerk shall certify for submission the proposition of electing township collectors in townships in counties described in subsection (a) in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall township collectors be elected for the several
townships of (name of county) under Section 50-25 of the Township Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    (c) If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, there shall be elected in each township in the county at the next regular election for township offices one township collector. The collector shall hold office until the date of the expiration of the term of office of township collectors in Cook County as provided in Section 50-10, and until a successor is elected and qualified. Successors shall hold office for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)