Annual Town Meeting

Every year on the second Tuesday of April all Illinois townships conduct an Annual Township Meeting. All of the electors (registered voters) in the township may attend this meeting and have a direct voice in electing a moderator and determining how their township operates. Specific issues are addressed and each elector has an equal vote. All elector votes are cast, the votes are tallied, and the majority wins. This is truly the last form of regularly mandated democracy in our country.

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

― Thomas Jefferson