(60 ILCS 1/210-5)
Sec. 210-5. Application of Article; referendum.
(a) This Article applies only in those townships in which the electors of the unincorporated area of the township, at any regularly scheduled election held within the township, by majority vote, authorize the township board to exercise the powers conferred by this Article.
(b) Whenever the township board, by a resolution passed by a majority of its members, requests that the question whether it shall be allowed to exercise the powers conferred by this Article be submitted to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township, and upon the delivery of a certified copy of the resolution to the proper election official, the election official shall submit the question to the electors at any regular scheduled election held within the township.
(c) The question submitted to the electors shall be printed in plain, prominent type upon a ballot in the form required by the general election law. If a majority of the electors voting on the question are in favor of conferring powers under this Article, the proper election official shall certify the results of the referendum to the township clerk within 10 days after the election. The certificate shall include (i) the date of the referendum and a summary of the proposition submitted, (ii) the number of electors for or against the proposition, and (iii) a description of the area of the township within which the township board may exercise the powers conferred by this Article.
(d) This Article does not apply in any township in which a county ordinance or resolution is in effect regulating the collection and disposal of refuse, garbage, and ashes.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015