Absentee Voting

The Clerk is responsible for coordinating election activities in the town, including registration of voters, maintenance of voter records, issuance of absentee ballots, training poll workers, and is the Chief Election Official of the Town of Lisbon.

Are you away at school or going out of town during an election?

If you'll be away from home during one or more election(s) this year, you can still make your voice heard on Election Day! Visit MyVoteWI or contact the Clerk's Office to request an Absentee Ballot.

What is Absentee voting?

Voting an absentee ballot is a convenient and safe option for casting your ballot. In Wisconsin, any registered voter may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local Clerk's Office, or may cast their absentee ballot by mail. Keep reading to find out more about this secure and convenient way to exercise your right to vote.

How do I request an Absentee Ballot?

Simply visit MyVoteWI or the Clerk's Office to fill out the form & submit a copy of an acceptable photo ID, and you can have a ballot mailed to you. If you need to update your registration info due to a move or name change, you can take care of both at the same time!

What about Early Voting?

Wisconsin doesn't have true "early voting" where you can cast your ballot and insert it into the counting machine (called a tabulator) ahead of Election Day. Instead, we have something called "In-Person Absentee Voting." Any registered voter in Wisconsin can fill out their ballot in their local Clerk's Office during normal business hours for the two weeks prior to each election. Once you've filled out your ballot, you will seal it inside the "Certificate Envelope," sign it as the voter, and give to the Clerk/Deputy Clerk. The Clerk or Deputy will sign as your witness, and then place the sealed ballot in a secured location - along with all the absentee ballots that have been returned by mail - for safekeeping until Election Day. On Election day, the Clerk delivers the absentee ballots to each polling place to be counted.

When does In-Person Absentee start/end?

Clerks may begin issuing in-person absentee ballots beginning 14 days prior to each election. This means you can start voting at Town Hall at 8:30a.m. on the second Tuesday before the election, and voting ends at 5:00p.m. on the Friday before the election. Please visit our Elections tab on our Legal Notices & Public Hearings page to view the "Type E Notice of Absentee Voting Instructions" for details on dates/times.

Still have questions?

Questions regarding voting and elections may be directed to the Clerk's Office during regular business hours. You can also find more articles and videos about Absentee Voting if you visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

For official election notices, please visit our Public and Legal Notices page. We also print all required notices in the Waukesha Freeman newspaper.