Voters in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury head to the polls Thursday to take part in the first annual town elections of the season, with a three-way race for two seats on the Oak Bluffs select board topping ballots.

In Oak Bluffs, polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the public library, located off School street.

In West Tisbury, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the apparatus bay of the town public safety building off State Road.

A tight three-way battle has emerged for two seats on the five-person Oak Bluffs select board after the retirement of longtime selectman Greg Coogan. One-term incumbent Jason Balboni is facing challenges from political newcomer Emma Green-Beach and former airport commissioner Rich Michelson.

The top two vote-getters will be elected to the board.

Mr. Balboni, 49, is a business owner who has served one term as selectman. He has also served as chairman of the town finance committee and on the town personnel board.

Mr. Michelson, 69, is a retired EMT who has worked at both the airport and hospital. Mr. Michelson has previously been appointed for multiple terms to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission.

Ms. Green-Beach, 37, is the executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group.

All three candidates have been campaigning in various capacities, with mailers and yard signs filling post offices and street corners throughout town.

In West Tisbury, six-term incumbent Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter 3rd is running unopposed for selectman. Mr. Manter, a longtime town police sergeant, also serves on the up-Island and regional high school committees.

There are no contested races down-ballot in West Tisbury.

In an unusual twist, both elections will come before annual town meetings, which the state has allowed towns to push back due to the pandemic.

The two towns will hold their annual town meetings in the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. The Oak Bluffs town meeting will take place at noon on May 15. The West Tisbury town meeting is scheduled for May 18 at 5 p.m.