SHIRLEY — With two contested races on the Annual Town Election ballot, Andree Lourdes Jean Jacques won the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen with 366 votes versus 284 for her opponent, former town accountant Karen Barrett.
The other contest was for the Ayer Shirley Regional School District Committee. Six-year incumbent James Quinty won another three-year term with 389 votes. Challenger Mary Lance, an educator who owns a yoga studio in town, garnered 262 votes
Nearly 700 residents went to the poll, or nearly 17 percent of the town’s total number of registered voters.
Elaine Davis-Curll, running uncontested for a three-year seat on the Board of Assessors, won with 542 votes. Nobody ran for an unexpired, one-year seat on the same board and with 81 write-ins, one vote each, and 497 blanks, there was no winner. The position remains unfilled.
Longtime Board of Health member Joseph Howlett retained his seat with 555 votes.
Constable Keith Keady kept his three-year position, with 546 votes.
For Library Trustee, Doris Barreiro and Elizabeth Quinty each retained their three-year seats, with 452 votes and 555 votes, respectively.
A two-year unexpired term with no candidate on the ballot went to Thomas Lynch, who picked up five of the 63 write-in votes cast.
Janet Tice retained her seat on the Planning Board, winning the five-year term she ran for with 522 votes.
Jay Duffner kept his seat on the Recreation Commission for another three-year term, with 539 votes.
Town Clerk William Oelfke garnered 587 votes, retaining his position for another three years.
For War Memorial Trustee, Norman Albert won the three-year veteran seat he ran for with 577 votes. The non-veteran seat went to Scott Bulger with 572 votes, who ran to retain the three-year position.
The rest of the ballots cast for each candidate were either blanks or random write-ins.