He said the survey would then be distributed to all households.
"If 70 to 80 percent of the people agree to have the county's name changed, then the county government will go ahead and submit the proposal to the county council," Chen said.
"If the county council passes the proposal, then it will take the issue to the Ministry of the Interior to begin the procedure to change the name," he said.
While this procedure is mandated in the Law on Local Government Systems (地方制度法), Lienchiang's move would set a precedent.
"So far, no local government has made such a request," said Lin Mei-chu (