The $2.48 million wastewater treatment plant design project approved at Town Meeting earlier this week still requires a majority vote at the ballot box on Tuesday to qualify for an enabling debt exclusion.

Polls open at 7 AM in the Quashnet School gymnasium and run through 8 PM for the election, which also includes contested races for the planning board and school committee.

Karen D. Faulkner, a retired lawyer, faces off against John F. Fulone, a vice president at Cape Cod Five, in the race for a single seat on the planning board.

The school committee race is a four-way competition for two open seats between Michael J. Lowry, Candace M. Aselton, Catherine A. Lewis and incumbent Nicole D. Bartlett.

The wastewater treatment plant question is the first question on the ballot. An analysis by the town’s finance team last fall estimated that the debt exclusion would increase the average tax bill by about $7.50.

The second question on the ballot is a nonbinding referendum on the Plymouth Nuclear Power Station. The question asks whether the Town of Mashpee will direct the board of selectmen to communicate with the governor and state legislature about the nuclear power station on Cape Cod Bay.

The ballot question calls for spent nuclear fuel to be stored better and protected with heightened security.

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