FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Voters in northeastern Indiana's Allen
County will be deciding this fall whether to replace the traditional
three-member board of county commissioners with a single county
The county Election Board on Monday certified wording for the
question that will be placed on the November ballot. State legislators
this year approved a bill allowing the consolidation in Indiana's third
most-populous county that includes the city of Fort Wayne.
If a majority of voters favor the referendum, Allen County would be
the first Indiana county to move to a single county executive with
completely separate city governments. The current three county
commissioners would remain in office until after the new single
executive was elected in 2018.