Chilmark selectmen convened briefly Monday to finalize the dates of the annual town meeting and annual town election, as well as to review ballot questions for upcoming election as voting season nears.

In a swift, business-focused meeting Monday, the board voted unanimously to call town meeting for May 24 and town election for May 26.

Selectmen also voted to approve a warrant for a special town election on May 26. The special election, held separately from the annual, will contain a single race for the office of town moderator, a post that was recently vacated by long-time Chilmark moderator Everett Poole.

In a slight variation, the new moderator will be elected for an abridged one-year term — the period remaining in Mr. Poole’s after his unexpected early resignation at the beginning of the month, selectmen said. A subsequent election will be held next year to elect a moderator for the usual three-year term.

The last day to file nomination papers for the office of the moderator is Wednesday, April 7, according to the special election warrant, while the last day to register to vote for the special election is Thursday, May 6.

The deadline for submitting nomination papers for the annual election has already closed, selectmen said.

Turning next to the ballot, selectmen reviewed 10 questions proposed for the annual election ballot, nine of which pertain to funding projects at the Chilmark and West Tisbury schools. Among the nine are questions regarding funding for a new walk-in freezer at the West Tisbury School and phase three of a window repair project at the Chilmark School.

The sole non-school related ballot question — question one — asks voters whether the town can exempt the cost of floating bonds issued to cover architectural and construction services for the new fire station and EMS building.

Selectmen voted unanimously to approve the 10 questions as presented, with a single language change to correct a minor misspelling on question 10.

A meeting to review and approve the annual town meeting warrant will be held next Tuesday at 5 p.m., selectmen said.

In other business Monday, selectmen voted to approve a new lease form for the Abel’s Hill cemetery, recommended by the cemetery commission. Selectmen also voted to formally designate the name of the cemetery as Abel’s Hill Cemetery.