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Beaufort Co. residents to vote on form of government referendum

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to change their form of government.

After past embezzlement troubles in the treasurer's office, officials are putting a referendum before the voters to see if they want to change the county's government from a council-administrator type to a council-manager type.

"The manager form of government would allow the county manager to hire the auditor, which is currently elected, and the treasurer, which is currently elected. It would bring the function under the table of organization of the county manager," said Gary Kubic, Beaufort County administrator.

While some are against the change, Kubic says he is supporting the referendum. He says it would be more efficient and would allow the county to be able to keep up with training and technology in those departments.

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