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(60 ILCS 1/25-5)
Petition and referendum to discontinue township organization.
Upon the petition of at least 10% of the registered voters of
township of a county, as
determined on the date registration closed before the regular election next
preceding the last day on which the petition may be filed, that
has adopted township organization, the county board shall certify and
cause to be submitted to the voters of the county, at the next general
election, the question of the continuance of township organization. A
signature on a petition shall not be valid or counted in considering the
petition unless the form requirements are complied with and the date of each
signature is less than 90 days before the last day for filing the petition.
The statement of the person who circulates the petition must include an
attestation (i) indicating the dates on which that sheet was circulated, (ii)
indicating the first and last date on which that sheet was circulated, or (iii)
certifying that none of the signatures on the sheet was signed more than 90
days before the last day for filing the petition. The proposition shall be
substantially in the form:
Shall township organization be continued in (name of
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
The petition shall be treated and the proposition certified in the manner
provided by the general election law. After the proposition has once been
submitted to the electorate, the proposition shall not be resubmitted for 4
(Source: P.A. 89-235, eff. 8-4-95; 90-112, eff. 1-1-98.)