General Election Information

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General Election Information

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 was Tuesday, October 13.

You can still check the State of New Jersey’s Elections “Am I registered?” page to see if you’re already registered.

How do I VBM?

For instructions click here. For a video from the Morris County Clerk explaining the vote by mail process click here.

What if I have not received my mail-in ballot, or it is damaged or misplaced?

Contact the County Clerk’s Office at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 973-285-6066.

Damaged Misplaced or did not receive your Mail in Ballot

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 16 secure Drop Boxes located throughout the county that has daily pick-up. We have one of the secure drop boxes 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 voter's ballot.

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Mail-in Ballot Status

Want to check the status of your mail-in ballot? Follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure you are registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in this election is 10/13.
  2. 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.

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