SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Shrewsbury's annual town election will be moved from May 7 back to April 30 to coincide with the state primary, the Board of Selectmen decided during a meeting Saturday with the Finance Committee.
It costs Shrewsbury $20,000 to $25,000 to run an election, and the selectmen said the town would save money by rescheduling it.
"It's not an insignificant budget savings," Selectman James Kane said. "It's a very reasonable way to save money and gives plenty of adequate, advanced notice."
Incumbent Selectmen Moira Miller and John Lebeaux have announced plans to run for re-election. Incumbent school committee member B. Dale Magee is also running for re-election.