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65 ILCS 5/5-2-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/5-2-3.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-2-3.1)
    Sec. 5-2-3.1. In any municipality in which only one alderperson is elected from each ward, a proposition to stagger the terms of alderpersons, with as nearly as possible one-half of the alderpersons elected every 2 years, shall be certified to the proper election authority who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting such action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering at least 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the board of trustees of the municipality and is filed with the municipal clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
    Shall the City (or Village) of           YES
............ adopt a system of    ----------------------------
 staggered terms for alderpersons?           NO
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, at the next regular election for alderpersons, one alderperson shall be elected from each even-numbered ward for a term of 2 years, and one alderperson shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a term of 4 years. Thereafter, their successors shall be elected for terms of 4 years.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)