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Election officials ill in Lisbon

Town of Lisbon - The February primary election is running smoothly, so far, according to town officials, despite the fact both the Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk are ill.

Clerk Jeff Musche and newly appointed deputy clerk Cassy Rivers, the officials usually in charge of town elections,  were hospitalized Monday, according to Town Chairman Matt Gehrke.

Gehrke said that three chief election inspectors assigned to each of three polling places in the town, along with Deputy Clerk Treasurer Kelly Shields, will supervise the election in the absence of Musche and Rivers.

Shields said Musche was able to help open the Town Hall polling place this morning and is expected to help election officials close the Town Hall, Hamilton High School,and Richard Jung Fire Station polling places tonight.

Shields said she had conferred with Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Novack. Shields said Novack assured her that the town could count on help from county officials, if necessary.

Shields said stormy weather was contributing to an light voter turnout.

Town voters are casting ballots in a statewide Supreme Court primary contest as well as a state legislative primary election and contests for the local school board.

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