Proponents of the charter say it will make local government more accountable to county residents.
Opponents argue that it will destroy a system of checks and balances that exists between the General Assembly and county government.
The field of nine candidates running in Tuesday's primary election for the Washington County Board of Education includes two incumbents and three former board members.
Voters will select the eight candidates who will move forward to the Nov. 4 general election. The candidates in the nonpartisan race will compete in the general election for four open seats on the board. Board members serve four-year terms.
The candidates, as their names appear on the ballot, are incumbent Donna L. Brightman, Jacqueline Fischer, W. Edward Forrest, Meredith Fouche, Justin M. Hartings, Tom Janus, Margie Lowery, incumbent Wayne David Ridenour and Russell French Williams II.
6th Congressional District
Democrats and Republicans each will select nominees to run for the congressional seat in the 6th District. There are five candidates on each side of the ballot.
Republican candidates are incumbent Roscoe Bartlett, Tom Croft, John B. Kimble, Joseph T. Krysztoforski and Frank K. Nethken.
Democratic candidates are Robin L. Deibert, Jennifer P. Dougherty, Andrew Duck, Rick Lank and Larry John Smith.
Maryland's ballot for the presidential primary lists the top candidates from each party, as well as a number of candidates who have withdrawn.
On the GOP ballot are Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson.
Huckabee, McCain and Paul remain in the race while other GOP candidates have suspended their campaigns or withdrawn.
The Democratic ballot lists Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher J. Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis J. Kucinich, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.
Clinton and Obama remain in the race for the Democratic nomination while the others have suspended their campaigns or withdrawn.
The Democratic ballot also includes an "Uncommitted" selection.
Voters also can cast ballots for Democratic and Republican delegates to the national conventions.
Polling station 26-1 in District 2A has changed from Hickory Elementary School on Hickory School Drive in Halfway to St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center at 17630 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown, Washington County Elections Board Director Dorothy Kaetzel said.
For a complete list of polling stations, go to www.herald-mail.com and click on "Hometown Guide," then click on "Government."