Borough Clerk

The Municipal Clerk serves as secretary to the governing body, secretary to the municipal corporation, chief administrative officer of all elections, custodian of minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and records of the municipality. The Borough Clerk's office also issues a variety of licenses.

Gabrielle Evangelista

Borough Clerk
(973) 361-8444 x2713

Robin Ghebreal

Deputy Clerk
(973) 361-8444 x2710

Borough Clerk

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Robin Ghebreal

Municipal Alliance Coordinator, Community Affairs Coordinator
(973) 361-8444 x2710

Gabrielle Evangelista

Borough Clerk
(973) 361-8444 x2713

November 2nd General Election

In-person Voting

  • Voting Machines will be available on November 2nd Election Day for voting in-person at the polls.
  • Early in-person voting will be available throughout Morris County. Find out more about Early Voting.

Mail-In Ballots

  • Mail-In Ballots can be requested from the Morris County Clerk's Office as an alternative to voting on the voting machines.
    • If you have previously requested a ballot for all future elections, you will continue to be mailed your ballot. Please contact the Morris County Clerk with any questions regarding your status.
    • Mail-In Ballots can be returned via the USPS or deposited in one of the 30 secure Mail-In Ballot drop boxes located in Morris County.

Deadlines

  • Commencement of Mailing Mail-In Ballots -Saturday, September 18
  • Voter Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 12
  • Mailing of Sample Ballots - Wednesday, October 20
  • Early Voting Period - Saturday, October 23 - Sunday, October 31
  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 2
  • Mail-In Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, November 2nd, and received no later than Monday, November 8th.

For more information on elections click here.

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Voter Registration

Am I eligible to vote? You are eligible if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a Morris County resident 30 days before the election
  • You are a resident of the election district in which you expect to vote on Election Day
  • You will be 18 years of age on or before the next election. You are not incarcerated, on parole, or on probation due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws.
  • Note: you can register at 17, but can’t vote until you turn 18.

How do I register to vote?

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:

Voter Registration Form

Solicitud de Inscripcion de Votantes

Forms are also available at Town Hall

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.

When is the voter registration deadline?

You must register to vote 21 days before any election. 

Polling Places

There are five voting districts in Wharton that vote at three different locations. Districts 1 and 3 vote at the American Legion. District 2 votes at Town Hall, Districts 4 and 5 vote at the Fire Department. Where you vote is based on your home address. Your voting district will be listed on your Voter Registration Card and the sample ballot that you will receive from the County before each election. If you are unsure of your polling place please check your calendar or call the Borough Clerk’s Office.

Licenses

The Clerk's Office is responsible for all licenses that are issued in town. All licenses (except for Liquor, Bingo and Raffle, and Hunting) expire December 31 of each year. Renewal forms are sent to current license holders in October of each year.

Types of Licenses:

  • Food and Drink
  • Games of Amusement
  • Tattoo Parlor
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Tables
  • Solicitor/Peddler
  • Vending Machine
  • Intra Municipal Taxi License
  • Hunting License- Issued September 1st each year

This may not be a complete listing of all licenses necessary. Please call the Clerk's Office with any questions about other licenses.

Bingo and Raffle Licenses are regulated by the State of New Jersey. Only registered non-profit organizations may apply for a Bingo or Raffle License. Please apply for all Bingo and Raffle licenses at least 25 days before the event is scheduled to take place. For more information about Bingo and Raffle licenses and application forms visit the state's website.

Wharton has fourteen Liquor Licenses which expire June 30 of each year. Renewals are sent in April of each year. No new liquor licenses can be created, they can only be transferred. Liquor Licensing is regulated by the State of New Jersey. For more information visit the state's website.