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SCRANTON — A referendum on the May ballot in Lackawanna County will seek to eliminate three elected county positions and make the sheriff’s position an appointed job.

The commissioners approved the referendum at a meeting Tuesday.

The amendment to the home rule charter would allow commissioners to get rid of the recorder of deeds, register of wills, and clerk of judicial records and would allow commissioners to appoint a sheriff.

Commissioners believe the move would save the county $1 million dollars over five years.

The primary election is May 21.