Electra's city commissioners reviewed a community petition to change the town's charter during Tuesday's meeting.
The change would bring recall and referendum powers to Electra voters.
Residents had an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns regarding a possible change to the city charter saying they want what's best for the community.
City Secretary Tracey Lowe says signatures are still being checked and verified on the petition calling for an election to amend the city charter to include initiative, referendum and recall powers.
Lowe says the city has until February to make the cut-off date for this issue to be on the May election ballot but says she believes she'll be finished counting by the next scheduled meeting on Nov. 12.
She says city commissioners would make a decision on whether to put the issue on the ballot.
Supporters of amending the city charter say those powers are needed by voters to make changes, remove elected officials, and call elections to provide direct remedies in unusual situations.
Donna Palmer, an Electra resident, says as registered voters, they need to be allowed to give their input regarding city issues.
"We need to vote and make a decision and involve the town so that we don't have this dispute," Palmer says.
Sue Howell, who started the petition and helped collect signatures, says the petition is not meant to cause harm to any one person.
"We're not out to get somebody. We're out to get our rights. We're out for our town to be a good city again. About this time last year, we were great but somewhere along the way, it has faltered," Howell says.
Howell says she started collecting on the charter amendment petition in August because of the push by city leaders to remove Electra Police Chief Johnny Morris from his position.
Wichita County Sheriff's Office deputies have started patrolling Electra now that most of the police force resigned because of the controversy.
City commissioners also accepted a separate petition that is asking for the immediate termination of City Administrator Larry Pannell.
However, that petition does not come under legal requirements for verification and action.