Longtime town finance committee member Jon Snyder narrowly edged out town health agent and former selectman Tom Pachico in Tuesday’s town election for a spot on the board of selectmen. Mr. Snyder garnered 473 votes, while Mr. Pachico earned 426.

A total of 926 out of 2,930 residents, or just over 31 per cent of eligible voters, cast ballots in the election.

After the results were read at the American Legion Hall in Vineyard Haven, Mr. Snyder shook Mr. Pachico’s hand and thanked him for a hard fought election. “It was a close race and both of us had a lot of support,” Mr. Snyder told the Gazette. “My race was run on fiscal responsibility and I think people responded to that.”

Asked what his first order of business would be, Mr. Snyder deferred. “I think I really have to get more oriented with everything that goes on in town hall,” he said. “There’s always more to learn and I look forward to getting started.”

The selectman’s race was the only contested race on the ballot.

Voters also took up three ballot questions, all of which were defeated. Tisbury residents overwhelmingly voiced their disapproval of a proposed roundabout at the blinker light intersection in Oak Bluffs, with 215 people voting in favor of the roundabout and 686 against it. Residents also voted 458 to 430 against assessing an additional $90,000 in real estate and personal property taxes to fund a new step on the wage scale for town employees, and 492 to 384 against building a $3 million connector road between Edgartown-Vineyard Haven and State roads.