(1) In counties not under township organization, a registered voter may file a petition or petitions for the submission of the question of township organization. The petition or petitions shall be signed by registered voters equal in number to five percent of the voters registered in the county at the preceding statewide general election.
(2) When the petition or petitions are filed in the office of the county clerk or election commissioner, the question shall be submitted to the registered voters at the next general election held not less than seventy days after the filing of the petitions. The questions on the ballot shall be respectively: For changing to township organization with a seven-member county board of supervisors; or Against changing to township organization.
(3) Elections shall be conducted as provided in the Election Act.