Buxton voters will pick a selectman in a three-way race for one seat along with the state primary candidates in elections on Tuesday, June 13.

In addition, voters will also decide whether to approve a $37.2 million SAD 6 budget, Buxton’s share of the proposed school budget is lower than a year ago.

Buxton Town Clerk John Myers said the polls would be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at town hall on Portland Road. Myers said the annual town meeting would convene at 5:30 a.m. to elect a moderator. Townspeople will vote on a municipal budget at the town meeting on Saturday, June 17.

Peter Burns and Dennis Santolucito are challenging incumbent Cliff Emery for his seat. Emery is chairman of the Board of Selectman; Burns is chairman of the Buxton Budget Committee; and Santolucito is a member of the Planning Board.

Buxton’s share of the SAD 6 budget will be $4.7 million, which is $247,000 less than a year ago. But the school budget is up 4.5 percent over the $35.6 million in 2005.

Myers said absentee ballots are available in his office. With the gubernatorial primary, Myers hoped for a voter turnout between 1,000 and 1,200 on Tuesday in Buxton. “November will be a big one,” Myers said.


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