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7 county residents to be elected to study commission

In June, Gallatin County residents voted 13,700 to 11,094 to commission a study of county government. Now that the measure has moved forward, seven county residents will be selected in a nonpartisan election on November 5 to serve on a study commission, with a registration deadline of August 12.

Gallatin County Commissioner Zach Brown said he encouraged the election, which is allowed by state statute every ten years, passed on the county-wide level.

"We haven't taken a close look at our form of county government since 1994, so it is past time to take a fresh look at how we're doing business an...