Com­mis­sion­ers shall be com­posed of five (5) Board Mem­bers pur­suant to the law and here­inafter shall be referred to as the “Coun­ty Board.”  In the event of any vacan­cy caused by death, res­ig­na­tion, removal or for any oth­er cause, such vacan­cy shall be filled accord­ing to the Statute in such case made and pro­vid­ed.

(A)  2012 Elec­tion.

  1. At the 2012 Gen­er­al Elec­tion, coun­ty com­mis­sion­ers shall be elect­ed in the fol­low­ing man­ner:
    • A coun­ty com­mis­sion­er shall be elect­ed to a six (6) yearterm to fill the seat of the coun­ty com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a four (4) year term at the 2008 Gen­er­al Elec­tion to fill an unex­pired six (6) year term;
    •  A coun­ty com­mis­sion­er shall be elect­ed to a six (6) yearterm to fill a new seat;
    • A coun­ty com­mis­sion­er shall be elect­ed to a four (4) yearterm to fill a new seat.
  2. After the 2012 Gen­er­al Elec­tion, coun­ty com­mis­sion­ers shall be elect­ed to six (6) year terms at each gen­er­al elec­tion to fill expired terms.

(B) Peti­tions for Spe­cif­ic Term Required.

Where coun­ty com­mis­sion­ers are to be elect­ed to fill two (2) or more seats on the board of com­mis­sion­ers at the same gen­er­al elec­tion, can­di­dates for such posi­tion shall each file nom­i­na­tion papers for and be nom­i­nat­ed for and elect­ed to a spe­cif­ic office.  For the pur­pose of des­ig­nat­ing spe­cif­ic offices, the five (5) seats on the board of com­mis­sion­ers shall be des­ig­nat­ed as fol­lows:

  1. The seat of the com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a four (4) year term at the 2008 Gen­er­al Elec­tion to fill an unex­pired term six (6) year term shall be des­ig­nat­ed as Seat A;
  2. The seat of the com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a six (6) year term at the 2008 Gen­er­al Elec­tion shall be des­ig­nat­ed as Seat B;
  3. The seat of the com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a six (6) year term at the 2010 Gen­er­al Elec­tion shall be des­ig­nat­ed as Seat C;
  4. The seat of the com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a six (6) year term at the 2012 Gen­er­al Elec­tion shall be des­ig­nat­ed as Seat D;
  5. The seat of the com­mis­sion­er elect­ed to a four (4) year term at the 2012 Gen­er­al Elec­tion shall be des­ig­nat­ed as Seat E.

(R2010-31; 12–20–10)  (See 55 ILCS 5/2–4006(C-5))