A steady trickle of voters went to the polls in Camden the morning of June 13 to elect Select Board and school board members, to weigh in an update to the Comprehensive Plan, and to approve or reject school budgets and a proposal to construct a new middle school building.

The vote on constructing a Camden-Rockport Middle School building on Knowlton Street, estimated to cost $25 million is likely a factor in bringing increased numbers of voters to the polls.

Prior to June 13, Camden Town Clerk Katrina Oakes also noted that the number of absentee ballots was higher than usual for a June vote, most likely due to the middle school vote.

Residents are also voting on SAD 28 and Five Town CSD budgets, on two separate ballots.

The proposed SAD 28 budget is $13.36 million, up $248,000 or 1.9 percent overall.

The proposed CSD budget is $12.7 million, up $325,000 or 2.6 percent from the previous year.

Camden residents will see ballots for straw poll to assess opinions on marijuana retail shops and social  clubs. The purpose of the straw poll is to obtain a better understanding of what citizens want and do not want to see in Camden regarding marijuana businesses, according to Planning Board Chairman Lowrie Sargent.

Polls are open until 8 p.m.