Governor Murphy has postponed the Primary Election until July 7, 2020. Under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 144, the July 7th Primary Election will be conducted primarily via vote by mail ballots (VBM). Every registered Republican and Democratic voter will automatically be mailed a VBM ballot for the July 7th Primary Election. Unaffiliated/Undeclared voters will receive an application to request a VBM ballot.
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. 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. All other voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail. 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.
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. You may also deposit your ballot in one of 5 secure drop boxes located throughout the county that has daily pick-up For the dropbox locations click here. The closest location to Wharton is the Rockaway Township Municipal Building. We cannot accept VBM ballots at Town Hall. VBM ballots will not be accepted at a polling place on Primary Election Day.
What is the deadline for returning my VBM Ballot?
If you are using the US Postal Service, the ballot must be postmarked on or before July 7, 2020 and received by the Board of Elections by 8 pm on July 14, 2020 to be considered valid and to be canvassed. If you are using one of the secure drop boxes, the deadline for delivering your ballot is 8:00 pm on July 7, 2020.
What should I do if I lose my VBM Ballot, it is destroyed or I do not believe I received it?
If your VBM Ballot is lost, damaged or you do not believe you received it, you may request a duplicate from the County Clerk’s Office at 973-285-6120.
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.
- Next, sign up for an NJ Department of Elections public access account.
- Once you’re logged in, click on the “Mail-in Ballot” button. Your entire history of mail-in ballots will be listed here – if your ballot hasn’t been received yet, it won’t be listed.
For a list of frequently asked questions from the Morris County Clerk's Office click here. For more information from the Morris County Elections click here and from the Morris County Clerk's Office click here.