After three interviews and a brief deliberation, Edgartown selectmen chose Karen Medeiros as their new town clerk on Monday. Mrs. Medeiros has worked as assistant town clerk for the past 27 years.

Edgartown town clerk Wanda Williams will retire on Nov. 30 after 31 years on the job, making the 2018 midterm election her final one.


Two candidates are vying for the position of town clerk in Tisbury, with one-term incumbent Hillary Conklin facing a challenge from Joe McCarthy.


Vineyard voters will join their counterparts across the country at the polls Tuesday in a presidential election year expected to go down in history for unprecedented rancor, and an electorate on edge.


Marion Mudge’s preparation for Tuesday’s Tisbury town election began well before the actual event. Absentee ballots were sent out, members of the fire and public works departments were consulted for setup, voting booths arranged, signs posted and stocks of snacks purchased at the grocery store for election volunteers.

As Tisbury town clerk for the past 30 years, Ms. Mudge has kept track of Tisbury’s vital records — its births, deaths, marriages and civil unions. But elections remain her favorite part of the job.

Tisbury voters narrowly approved their first general budget override in more than two decades at the annual town election Tuesday.

The ballot question passed by just 21 votes, with 367 voters in favor of the override, and 349 against.