By Carol McCracken
Portlanders are encouraged to vote tomorrow, June 9th in the charter commission race. The polls are open from 7:00 am until 8:00 p.m. Hill residents still vote at the East End Community School on North Street. For more, please call 874-8677 or check online at www.portlandmaine.gov .
Portland voters will be asked to elect nine members to the twelve-person Charter Commission for the City. Voters will vote for one of five district representatives and four at-large members.
Last November, the city voted to approve the creation of a Charter Commission. Earlier this year, the City Council appointed three members to the Commission; Pamela Plumb, Naomi Merman and Thomas Valleau. The Charter Commission is charged with engaging the public for a review of the City Charter.