Tisbury voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new selectman and decide whether to override the state tax cap for a number of spending projects.

The annual town election takes place from noon to 8 p.m. on April 28 at the Tisbury emergency services building on Spring street.

In one of two key races, Vineyard Haven businessman Frank Brunelle and town finance and advisory committee chairman Larry Gomez are vying for a vacant spot on the board of selectmen. Jonathan Snyder, who served one term on the board, decided not to seek re-election.

Mr. Gomez is the owner of the Greenwood House bed and breakfast. Mr. Brunelle has been a vocal participant in Beach Road planning discussions. He is also running for a five-year seat on the town planning board, challenging incumbent and board chairman Daniel Seidman.

At a candidate’s night earlier this month, Mr. Brunelle said he thinks a change is necessary on the planning board and cited a need to address the town’s waterfront zoning bylaw and traffic flow on Beach Road.

Mr. Seidman serves on the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority and is treasurer of the Island Housing Trust. In the debate with Mr. Brunelle, he defended the planning board’s work, pointing to a proposal that was later approved by town meeting that would allow the board to review projects larger than 3,000 square feet in the business district.

Ben Robinson, who was appointed last year to the planning board, is running as a write-in candidate for a three-year term on the board. Pamela Brock is running as a write-in candidate for the finance and advisory committee.

Tisbury voters also face six ballot questions, all related to spending. Rising costs have led to a Proposition 2 1/2 override to assess an additional $208,929 to fund the Tisbury school operating budget.

There are five questions involving exemptions from Proposition 2 1/2; they involve spending for the county to purchase a new building for the Center for Living (an Islandwide initiative), costs related to installing underground utilities on Beach Road, a town purchase of land on Main and Pine streets, and a new building for schools administration.

Town treasurer Tim McLean has said that if the override is approved, the tax rate would likely increase by 30 cents per thousand dollars of valuation.

The annual town meeting was held on April 14. Tisbury is the only Island town that does not hold its election the same week as the town meeting.