Elections & Voting
The Clerk is responsible for coordination of all election activities in Lisbon, including registration of voters, maintenance of voter records, recruitment and training of election workers, and assisting the State in the conduct of elections. Questions regarding voting and elections may be directed to the Clerk's Office during regular business hours.
January 10, 2023 Special Referendum Election re: Incorporation
A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 to determine whether Lisbon should become a village. Only one question will be on the ballot: "Shall the Town of Lisbon become a village?" All Lisbon residents may vote in the Special Election at their regular polling place. The polls will be open from 7:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
January 10, 2023 Special Referendum Election Results:
|Wards 1, 6, 7||Wards 2, 3, 8||Wards 4, 5||Grand Totals|
|For a Village||866|
|Against a Village|
*Includes Over-votes and Under-votes
**All Results are UNOFFICIAL until the Municipal Canvass has concluded**
For all previous election results, please visit the Waukesha County Clerk's website here: Waukesha County Clerk - Election Results
January 10, 2023 Absentee Statistics
Number of Absentee Ballots issued: 583
Number of Absentee Ballots outstanding: 195
Number of Absentee Ballots returned: 384
Number of Absentees to be Rejected: 4
Number of Provisional Ballots issued: 0
*Last updated on: 1/10/23 at 9:04p.m.
Official Election Notices
For official election notices, please see our Legal Notices & Public Hearings page and choose the "Elections" tab. We also print all required notices in the Waukesha Freeman newspaper. For all documents related to Lisbon's incorporation effort and our submittal to the Department of Administration, please visit our Incorporation page.
Three Ways to Vote Your Ballot
Wisconsin voters have three options to cast their ballots for every election:
- In person at your regelar polling place on Election Day. Polls are open 7:00am - 8:00pm
- Absentee by mail. Requests can be submitted directly to the Clerk or online at MyVote.wi.gov
- In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting) at the Clerk's Office. Wisconsin law lets voters complete an absentee ballot at the Clerk's Office beginning on the 14th day prior to each election. Check the "Elections" tab of our Legal Notices & Public Hearings page page for election-specific dates and times. **Note: State law prohibits voting on the Monday before any election.
Attention Absentee Voters!!
Due to the recent Court rulings, please note that Absentee Ballots CANNOT be turned in using Drop Boxes. Please carefully follow the Absentee Instructions that were included with your ballot, and contact Town Hall with any questions.
Absentee voters have three options to return their completed ballot:
- BY MAIL: The absentee voter (or their authorized agent who can legally act on the elector's behalf) places the completed ballot in the U.S. Mail addressed to the Town Clerk's office.
- HAND-DELIVER: The absentee voter (or their authorized agent who can legally act on the elector's behalf) hand-delivers their completed ballot to the Town Clerk's office during regular office hours.
- ELECTION DAY: The absentee voter (or their authorized agent who can legally act on the elector's behalf) hand-delivers their completed ballot to the Chief Election Inspector at their regular polling place before the polls close at 8:00p.m.
2023 Upcoming Elections
- Special Election - Incorporation Referendum - January 10, 2023
- Spring Primary - February 21, 2023
- Spring Election - April 4, 2023
- Special Village Board Election - Date to be determined
My Vote is a website for Wisconsin Voters where you can:
- Register to Vote
- Request Absentee Ballot and track your ballot through the election process
- Find Your Elected Officials from the local level up to the White House
- Find Your Polling Place
- View Sample Ballots - we encourage you to take advantage of this convenient tool if you cannot make the trip to Town Hall
For more information on Wisconsin Elections, please check out the State's website: Wisconsin Elections Commissions (WEC).
Proof of ID & Residence
Please remember to include a copy of your Proof of Residence when registering to vote and Proof of ID when submitting an absentee ballot request. View the difference between the two (PDF).
Becoming a Poll Worker on Election Day
The Town of Lisbon encourages all citizens to vote and to become involved in the election process. One of the most rewarding ways to contribute is to serve your community as an Election Inspector, or Poll Worker. Citizen involvement is essential in conducting open, accurate, and fair elections. We hope that you will consider participating in the election process by signing up to be an election inspector.
If interested, please submit the Election Inspector Application online. Election Inspectors (often called poll workers) are appointed by the Town Board for a two-year term beginning January 1st of even-numbered years. Inspectors can work one, a few, or all elections in that period as their availability allows. Applications are accepted at any time, and additional Inspectors will be periodically appointed as needed.
Non-profit organizations can join in with our Adopt-a-Polling Place initiative. Volunteers from your organization can serve as a poll workers and compensation for their efforts goes back to the non-profit organization. Interested? Fill out the Adopt-a-Polling Place Interest Form (PDF).
Copies of election forms, as well as pertinent election information, is available on the web page of the State of Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions or at Town Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Clerk Elisa Katch.
Election Inspector (Poll Worker) Application
Responsibilities of an Election Inspector: Organizing the polling place before the polls open, election day voter registration, checking in voters on the poll book, reviewing the voter's photo ID, assigning each voter in the poll book a sequential election day voter number, issuing ballots, assisting voters and providing instruction as necessary, processing absentee ballots, monitoring the voting equipment, and signing and assisting with official election paperwork.
Download and fill out the Election Inspector Application.