West Tisbury will hold a special election Thursday to decide whether to change the town’s elected tax collector to an appointed treasurer/collector.

Polls will be open at the public safety building from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The tax collector and treasurer positions were previously separate but have been consolidated with town meeting approval this year. The treasurer was an appointed position, while the tax collector was elected.

The change also requires approval at the polls.

Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office until noon on Wednesday, June 13. At their meeting last week, selectmen urged residents to turn out to vote.