Governor Murphy has announced that the November 3rd General Election will be conducted primarily via vote by mail ballots (VBM). Every registered voter will automatically be mailed a VBM ballot on or before October 5th.
The election will be primarily a vote by mail election, with a limited number of consolidated polling places. Wharton's polling place will be the American Legion 99 N. Main St. which will be open from 6 am-8 pm. If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot you can vote at a polling place on election day, where you’ll be given a headset and accessible device to allow you to cast your vote. If you come to a polling place and are not disabled, you will only be allowed to vote using a provisional (paper) ballot, which is similar to a VBM ballot. You may also return your completed VBM to the polling place.
There will be no sample ballots mailed for this election. To view Wharton's sample ballot click here and here. In lieu of a Sample Ballot, a card containing the voter’s polling location and other pertinent information will be mailed to each voter.
How do I register to vote?
The voter registration deadline for the General Election is Tuesday, October 13.
First, check the State of New Jersey’s Elections “Am I registered?” page to see if you’re already registered.
If you are not registered you can either:
- Register to vote online (a driver’s license/non-driver ID card OR a Social Security number is required)
- Or, complete a registration application form at the Morris County Board of Elections’ office or by mail:
Completed voter registration applications can be mailed or delivered in person and deposited in the drop-off box available in the Lobby of the Administration & Records Building located at 10 Court Street, Morristown. Questions: call 973-285-6715 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also register to vote at your local Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) office while applying for/renewing a driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
How do I VBM?
For instructions click here.
How do I return my VBM Ballot?
- Your ballot packet will include a return postage-paid envelope, (no stamp necessary). You may mail your ballot back through the US Postal Service. Ballots returned via the USPS must be postmarked on or before November 3 and received by November 10.
- You may also deposit your ballot in one of 15 secure Drop Boxes located throughout the county that has daily pick-up. We will have a secure drop box located outside of the Robert Street entrance to Town Hall. All of the Drop Boxes are all outside and under surveillance 24/7. They resemble a USPS Blue Mailbox, but are Red, White & Blue and display “Morris County – Official Ballot Drop Box.” The ballots will be picked up on a daily basis by county representatives. All security measures will be followed when collecting and transporting the Mail-In Ballots back to the Board of Elections. The Drop Boxes will be closed at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3.
- You can drop your own completed Mail-In Ballot off at your polling location on Election Day. You cannot bring another voters ballot.
Mail-in Ballot Status
Want to check the status of your mail-in ballot? Follow these steps:
- First, make sure you are registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in this election is 10/13.
- Next, track your ballot here.
For more information from the Morris County Board of Elections click here and from the Morris County Clerk's Office click here.