Tisbury voters head to polls from noon to 8 pm

Caroline Little holds a sign for selectman candidate Melinda Loberg on one side of Five Corners, while candidate Jim Rogers holds his own sign across the street along with Oak Bluffs selectman Brian Packish.

Voters are headed to the polls in Tisbury today to decide a key question on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, as well as two contested races.

Polls are open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at Tisbury Emergency Services Facility, 215 Spring St.

On the ballot is a question of whether to allow Vineyard Haven restaurants to serve hard liquor. Proponents say it’s necessary to keep tourist dollars in town, while opponents say it has the potential to harm the town’s character and become a burden on the town’s police budget.

Voters will also choose between incumbent Melinda Loberg and challenger Jim Rogers for the board of selectmen.

A second contested race for town clerk has incumbent Hillary Conklin facing a challenge from Joseph McCarthy.