LINCOLNVILLE — Lincolnville residents overwhelmingly approved a change to the town charter at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters approved the change by a 1,045 to 434 margin.

The vote paves the way for the charter language to reflect gender neutrality in references to the Select Board. Charter references to he, his, she and her will also be changed to gender neutral terminology.

Select Board member Josh Gerritsen was pleased residents approved the change.

“Many of our neighboring towns used the term Select Board,” Gerritsen said. “It’s time our charter is brought up to date to reflect that our Select Board is a place for all genders.”

Thus, the Board of Selectmen will now be identified as the Select Board, a selectman becomes a Select Board member or a selectperson.

In other Lincolnville results, incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills received 1,013 votes in her race for a second term, with 477 for former Republican Gov. Paul LePage and 16 for independent Sam Hunkler.

In the race for sheriff, hometown candidate Jason Trundy, running as a Democrat, garnered 1,063 votes to 429 votes for Republican Todd Boisvert.

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Glenn “Chip” Curry led the way in the state Senate race, receiving 1,002 votes to 496 for Republican MaryAnne Kinney, who will be termed out as a state representative.