(60 ILCS 1/50-25)
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
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.)