Membership on the Board of Education is to consist of 4 members from the congressional township that has at least 75% but not more than 90% of the population, and 3 members from the remaining congressional townships in the school district.
Empire congressional township will be represented by 4 members. Empire congressional is defined by the 36 sections North of Route 136. The 12 sections South of Route 136 are considered a part of the remaining congressional townships and therefore represented by the 3 members.
Board Members must be, on the date of election, or appointment, as United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and a registered voter.
Elections are held at the Consolidated Election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year (if that date conflicts with Passover, the election moves to the second Tuesday). Terms of member are staggered so there are three or four seats contested at each biennial election. Vacancies caused by death or resignation are filled by appointment (by remaining board members) until the next election.