BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- With the deadline to register to vote for the July 7 primary election quickly approaching, Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano is releasing important voting information to residents. 

The deadline to register to vote, update a signature or change your address/party affiliation for the primary election is this Tuesday, June 16. The Municipal Clerk’s office will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm on Monday and from 8:30am-9:00pm on Tuesday if any resident has questions or would like to submit a registration. 

Face masks must be worn by anyone entering the Municipal Building. Additionally, all visitors will be scanned by a thermal scanner prior to entering the building which the township recently purchased to keep residents and township employees safe. 

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“The right of all Bloomfield residents to have their voices heard in this primary election is extremely important to us,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “If you are not registered to vote and would like to take part in the primary election process, please get your registration into the Clerk or in the mail to be postmarked by Tuesday.”

All voting for this election will be done by mail. All registered Democrats and Republicans will receive a ballot in the mail that must be returned no later than July 7. You may only vote in the Democratic or Republican primary if you are registered to one of those parties. No postage is required. 

“Our office along with the Mayor and Town Council have prioritized getting information about this primary election out to our residents,” said Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano. “We want to ensure that everyone understands how this unique election will be taking place to avoid confusion and allow everyone to vote. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions or concerns about voting in this election.”

Mayor Venezia hosted a virtual voter information session with County Clerk Chris Durkin and Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano on Wednesday, June 10. The session served to educate residents of changes to the voting process as a result of COVID-19. 

Residents with questions about the upcoming election can email the Clerk’s Office at twpclerk@bloomfieldtwpnj.com or call 973-680-4015.