ROCKPORT — Polls are open Tuesday, June 11. from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Rockport's town election.

The three voting locations are Precinct 1 at Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway; Precinct 2 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway; and Precinct 3 at Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway.

Question 1 asks residents if “gourmet or specialty food stores” that do not allow on-site consumption should be able to sell beer and wine for customers to bring home.

There are no contested races in this year's town election. Voters will only see one name on the ballot when they vote for selectmen, assessor of taxes, town clerk, school committee and housing authority, or two names when voting for the two open seats on the planning board. Write-in candidates will need at least five votes to be considered. 

Town Clerk Pat Brown doesn't expect many of the town's estimated 5,580 registered voters to come out and vote "because it's kind of off the normal date." Typically, elections are held in May, five weeks after Town Meeting as law requires. This year's town meeting was pushed back three weeks due to scheduling conflicts with Town Moderator Robert Visnick.  

Michael Cronin may be contacted at 978-675-2708, or mcronin@gloucestertimes.com.