Phone (973) 361-8444

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

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.


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.

Daniel's Law

On November 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Daniel’s Law (P.L. 2020, c.125) into law. Daniel’s Law provides a means for active and retired federal and State court judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement members to request the redaction of certain personal information from public-facing State, County, and municipal websites. In addition, the State of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs has established a Daniels Law Portal to streamline the implementation process.

To determine whether you are a person who can request protection under Daniel’s Law, refer to P.L. 2021, CHAPTER 371.  If you determine that you are a Covered Person or an Authorized Person, go to and register with the New Jersey’s Office of Information Privacy.


Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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