ROCKPORT — The town will hold a special election to name a new member of the Select Board on Aug. 30.

Nomination papers are now available at the town office for the position and they will be due to be returned with the proper amount of signatures by July 22.

The town is electing someone to replace John Strand and serve out the remaining two years of his term on the board following his resignation. Currently the board is working with just four Select Board members.

The Select Board voted June 27 to hold the special election.

Normally at this point in the year the town’s major business has been accomplished via the June election and town meeting. James Annis has just been elected to the Select Board, defeating Denise Munger, who now has an opportunity to run for the available seat.

Dana Jackson and Munger took out nomination papers to run for the Select Board seat on June 29.

Ralph Wallace took out papers June 30.

The election is an abbreviated version of the normal 100-day process. The goal was to get the board back to its full number sooner, since the normal process would put the special election in October and very close to the November election.

The board also decided the polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Aug. 30.