City-County building in Helena

The City/County Building on North Park Avenue in Helena.

On Tuesday morning, the Lewis and Clark County Commission will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would let voters decide whether to make the county's elections nonpartisan. 

Montana lawmakers passed House Bill 129 in this year’s legislative session, which allows Montana counties to ask voters if they would like to change the types of election held for county officials from partisan to nonpartisan.

Commissioners will decide Tuesday if they want to add this question for Lewis and Clark County voters on the Nov. 5 ballot. If passed, the ordinance will have a second reading at the commission meeting on July 2. 

Public comment will be accepted at both meetings.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 330 at the City-County Building at 316 N. Park Ave. 

Commission meetings are streamed live online and televised on cable channel 189. For questions, contact the Lewis and Clark County Commission Office at 447-8304.

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