Five Middlesex county mayors, including Highland Park’s Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler, are volunteering their time outside of their regular mayoral responsibilities to encourage residents to register to vote. On Monday, October 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the mayors will be entering the no politics zone – no one will be campaigning for anyone. They will be doing what they can do to promote not a specific candidate but rather a specific principle of participatory democracy – voting. In Highland Park, Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler will be leading this voter registration initiative at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park.
Mayor Brill Mittler helped to coordinate this effort to hold a county-wide non-partisan voter registration drive that includes not only Mayor Brill Mittler, but also Mayor John Krenzel of South River, Mayor Brad Cohen of East Brunswick, Mayor Brian Wahler of Piscataway, and Mayor Peter Cammarano of Metuchen.
The two hour instruction session will allow residents to fill in the application to register to vote and mail it in to the Middlesex County Commissioner of Registration. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the registration forms. The event is free for the public.
“It is our civic responsibility to vote. Our goal as mayors, no matter what our party affiliation, is to encourage our citizens to perform their right and duty of voting in our free society,” said Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler. “Middlesex County is lucky to have so many mayors committed to ensuring our democracy runs on the will of the people.
Voting Registration Drive locations in each municipality are as follows:
- East Brunswick – Senior Center, 3 Civics Center Drive, East Brunswick
- Highland Park – Senior/Youth Center, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park
- Metuchen – Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen
- Piscataway – Borough Hall Clerk’s Office, 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway
- South River – Borough Hall, 48 Washington Street, South River