At a meeting of the Stirling Ward, Canada: "Apostle Taylor said he had decided to let the people write the name of the man they desired to act as Bishop of the Ward. Bro. Taylor wished them to write 3 names after which a selection would be made. Bro Taylor said that though the people had had a chance to make their choice he wished the final vote to be unanimous." This is also the practice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman in choosing new bishops.
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]