ROCKLAND — Few voters were going to the polls in Rockland Tuesday, June 14.

As of 9:30 a.m., 64 people cast ballots at the polls. There were an additional 62 people who already voted by absentee ballot in Rockland. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Rockland has 5,540 registered voters.

There are no contested primaries for people enrolled in one of the political parties. Rockland Mayor Ed Glaser is running as a write-in candidate for the Democratic nomination to represent the Knox County Commissioner seat that represents Rockland, South Thomaston, Thomaston, and St. George.

Glaser will need 100 votes at the polls June 14 to have his name on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. In addition to writing in his name, voters must check the box next to where they write in his name.

The redistricted seat will be an open one with incumbent Commission Chair Dorothy Meriwether of South Thomaston not seeking re-election to the Commission. No other candidates are seeking the seat.

All voters, regardless of whether they are enrolled in a political party, can vote on the Regional School Unit 13 budget. Voters will be asked whether to approve the $35.3 million budget approved at May 24 regional public budget hearing.

Voters are also being asked whether to continue the two-step school budget adoption process for the next three years or to resort simply to the public budget meeting held annually in May at Oceanside High School auditorium. This would eliminate the referendum at the polls.

And voters are being asked whether to approve a $5.1 million bond issue for the school district for building repairs.

Other local communities, such as Camden and Thomaston, have municipal elections and hotly contested ballot questions as well as their school budgets and primaries.