BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County residents who will turn 18 prior to the Nov. 6 General Election are invited to register to vote at Youth Voter Registration Day at the Bloomfield Public Library Wednesday May 16. The event is organized by the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission and co-hosted by the library.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., residents who are 17, but will be 18 prior to the November election, are encouraged to register to vote. The Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission also encourages any eligible residents to register to vote. 

To qualify to register to vote individuals must:

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  • Be at least 17 years old and turn 18 before the Nov. election

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be a resident of Essex County, NJ

  • Have a driver’s license with photo, student ID with photo or the last 4 digits of your social security number, when you register

The Millennial Generation, also called the "Echo Boomers" make up about half of the electorate in the United States and now outnumber the Baby Boom generation. Demographers have not pinpointed the start date of this generation, but loosely define the group as being the generation that came into young adulthood in the early 2000's. The date range of their births is usually characterized as 1980 to 2000 or 1985 to 2000. 

Despite changing the retail, and workforce landscape, the Millennial generation has not participated in the election process to weild an influence. Voting gives young people the chance to have a say in their own future. 

The Youth Voter Registration Day event will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Bloomfield Public Library courtyard, at 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.