Incumbent Shelter Island Fire District Commissioner Keith Clark won 39 votes to remain as a commissioner for another five-year term.
One vote was voided, according to Mike Johnson, who oversaw the election.
If there was a surprise in the vote tally, it was that so many people trekked to the Center Firehouse on a rainy Tuesday night to cast ballots when there was a single candidate running and no expectation of write-in candidates.
In years past, there have been only a few votes cast in a non-contested election for fire commissioner.
Mr. Clark has been with the Fire Department for more than 40 years and a commissioner for three terms. He has served this year as chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners.