Portsmouth Water District election June 11
The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will hold its annual election of officers on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the District's main office at 1944 East Main Road. The polls will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.
Of the Board's seven seats, the positions of one (1) Water Commissioner and one (1) Clerk are up for election.
Running for the position of Water Commissioner is incumbent Terri-Denise Cortvriend of 46 Mary Lane.
Running for the position of Clerk is incumbent Philip T. Driscoll of 169 Immokolee Drive.
As required by the recent change in State Law, voters will be required to show identification to vote in the District’s election.
Just because you only see one candidate for each position, please don't assume that these races will be uncontested. Turnout is typically in the low hundreds for these elections (to a quasi-governmental body with taxing power) and it is possible for undeclared candidates to succeed on a write in. In fact, this has actually happened in Portsmouth Water Board elections. If you're a ratepayer in the District, I urge you to get out to the polls on June 11. Don't worry -- I'll remind you.
Editorial note: The news section, before the commentary, is written from a press release.