The Committee to Recall Jesse Kendle from his position as a councilman in Asbury Park has moved one step closer to achieving its goal.
The group, comprised of Duanne Small, Mabin Womble and Brian Bass, had submitted a petition to City Clerk Cynthia Dye last week but corrections were needed.
On Monday Dye said she had received the corrected petition and signed off on it.
Dye said the committee could begin collecting the 391 signatures needed on Thursday at 5 p.m..
They will then have 160 days from the date Dye approved the petition to return it to her with the required signatures.
Anyone signing the petition must be a registered voter in Asbury Park.
Once the list of signatures is returned, Dye must validate each name and signature by matching them to the county voter registration rolls.
According to New Jersey elections laws the election official reviewing the petition had 10 days to determine the validity of the signatures. If the petition is accepted, the official will schedule the recall election.
Petitioners asked that the recall be done in a special election which Dye determined to cost about $25,000.
The petitioners did not include a reason for the recall and did not specify who they are recommending to replace Kendle.
Calls for comment to petitioner Duanne Small were not returned.