Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz has moved court hearings on Morris County petition challenges to next week after the New Jersey Globe pointed out the potential complications of scheduling a hearing after votes had already been cast.
Minkowitz moved a hearing on GOP county clerk candidate Andrew Agliata’s challenge to the rejection of his nominating petitions from April 28 to April 17. He also moved three challenges to petition rejections in Dover from April 28 to April 18; former Mayor James P. Dodd and alderman candidates Claudia Toro and Sergio Rodriguez were booted from the ballot after the acting municipal clerk found that none of them met the one-year residency requirement.
State law requires the Morris County Clerk to commence mailing vote-by-mail ballots on April 22.
The judge did not order a temporary injunction to delay the printing of ballots before next week.
“We’re moving ahead,” Anna McMahon, the deputy county clerk, told the New Jersey Globe.