A referendum to create a government study commission will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The Lawrence County commissioners unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday that will place the question on the ballot for the study of a possible change in the structure in county government.

The referendum, if approved by the voters, would create an 11-member study commission to review the various forms of government and ultimately make a recommendation to voters about a possible change.

The approval of the referendum also will result in the election of members to the panel. That election will be held along with the referendum vote in November.

Those seeking to serve on the study commission must be Lawrence County registered voters. They may pick up petitions beginning Tuesday in the elections/voter registration office on the first floor of the Lawrence County Government Center.

The petitions must be returned to the elections office by Aug. 28, each bearing 200 signatures of registered voters of any political party. Names that are whited out will not be accepted.

More information about the process is available by calling the elections office at (724) 656-2145.

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