Chilmark voters head to the polls today with 15 town positions up for re-election but only one contested race. Voters will also cast their ballots for the proposed housing bank initiative. If passed, Chilmark will become the fourth Island town to sign on to the housing bank, giving the proposal the support it needs to be sent to the state legislature as a home rule petition. Five towns have already approved the article at town meeting and three towns gave the go ahead at the ballot box.

In the one contested race, Robert Henry Rosenbaum takes on incumbents Eric Glasgow and Susan Murphy for a seat on the financial advisory committee.

Voters will also weigh in on two Proposition 2 ½ override debt exemption questions: one for the new firehouse and Tri-town ambulance building, and another to upgrade the HVAC system at the Chilmark School.

There is also a non-binding ballot question asking voters to join a regional agreement asking the decommissioned Pilgrim nuclear power plant to withdraw a plan to dump radioactive waste into Cape Cod Bay.

Another ballot question asks voters to change the town treasurer from an appointed to an elected position. Voters unanimously approved the change at the town meeting Monday night.

“This process allows us to pick the best candidate for the job,” selectman Warren Doty said at town meeting.

Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center.