The Rockaway Township municipal clerk on Wednesday waylaid an effort by area Democrats to recall acting Mayor Jeremy Jedynak.
The notice put out by Rockaway Clerk Christina Clipperton said that the recall notice submitted by Catherine Dachisen, Michael Antonelli and Lisa Salberg was invalid because it asked to schedule the vote to recall Jedynak on Nov. 6, the date of the general election, or on an unspecified date thereafter on which a special election would take place.
The clerk said the ambiguity of the request for the latter date was impermissible, as the committee must request a specific special election date.
The vote could not take place on Nov. 6, the clerk said, because the recall notice was not certified at least 60 days in advance of the general election, as required by law. The recall notice was dated Aug. 24.
Should Democrats wish to continue their effort to recall Jedynak, they may amend and resubmit the notice, at which point it will be certified, assuming it complies with relevant election laws.