Electronic Filing For Candidates and Committees
 

Welcome to the Next Generation of the E-Filings (Short Forms) for candidates and committees.  They can now be filled out and filed through any browser; on your smart phone or tablet. However, if you still need assistance, our help desk is a phone call away.  Contact the Help Desk for Electronic Filing by calling (609) 292-8700 or, toll free (within New Jersey) at 1 (888) 313-ELEC (3532) for assistance to file the short forms.

If you are a constant user of this site, you will find that the process is slightly different. A registration number and PIN are still required; however, after pressing the button to “File With ELEC” you will receive a CONFIRMATION MESSAGE.  Do not delete this message as it contains further instructions and a link to retrieve your date-stamped filed form.  You will need to print a copy of your filed form for your records and for filing with your county clerk.

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plus Prerequisites

A registration number and PIN are required.

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plus The Filing Process
  • When using a keyboard, for best results and minimum errors, use the TAB key to navigate from field to field.

  • If filing multiple forms, wait for a confirmation number for each before opening the next form.

  • All required fields need to be completed.

  • After you have completed the form, click the “File with ELEC” button.

  • If successfully filed, a CONFIRMATION MESSAGE containing a Confirmation Number will appear in place of the filed document. Follow the instructions on the Confirmation Message page to open your filed form, save and print two copies of the form (one for your records and one for filing with the county clerk).

  • The Confirmation Message page along with a copy of your filed form is your receipt; print a copy and save with your records.

STOP - YOU MUST HAVE A VALID REGISTRATION NUMBER AND PIN FOR EVERY PERSON WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING A CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT BEFORE FILING ELECTRONICALLY - THIS INCLUDES THE CANDIDATE, TREASURER, DEPUTY TREASURER AND POSSIBLY CHAIRPERSON.

 
Filing as a Single Candidate (NOTE: School Board Candidates should use the School Board specific forms)
D-1 Form D-1 DX Form DX All Candidates
  D-1G Form D1-G Gubernatorial/Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidates
  A-1 Form A-1

Single Candidate Spending Nothing, or
Single Candidate Spending $4,500 or Less

  C-1 Form C-1 Supplemental Contributor Information (also used as 48 Hour Notice)
  E-1 Form E-1 48 Hour Notice - All Candidates
 
Filing Together With Others as a Joint Candidates Committee
D-2 Form D-2 DX Form DX All Candidates
  A-2 Form A-2

Two or More Candidates Spending Nothing;
Two Candidates Spending $8,500 or Less; or
Three or More Candidates Spending $12,300 or Less

  C-1 Form C-1 Supplemental Contributor Information (also used as 48 Hour Notice)
  E-1 E-1 48 Hour Notice - All Candidates
 
All Candidates, other than School Board – Multi-Page Forms
  C-1 C-1 Multipage Multi-Page Supplemental Contributor Information - To report contributions in excess of $300 or for 48-hour contribution notices. This form provides enough space to report up to 21 contribution entries.
  E-1 E-2 Multipage Multi-Page Supplemental Expenditure Information - To report 48-hour expenditure notices. This form provides enough space to report up to 14 expenditure entries.
 
Filing as a School Board Candidate
  D-1 Form D-1 Single Candidate Certificate of Organization and Designation of Campaign Depository and Treasurer
  D-2 Form D-2 Joint Candidates Committee Certificate of Organization and Designation of Campaign Depository and Treasurer
  DX Form DX Designation of Deputy Treasurer and Depository
  C-1 Form C-1 Supplemental Contributor Information (also used as 48 Hour Notice)
  E-1 Form E-1 48 Hour Notice
School Board – Multi-Page Forms
  C-1 C-1 Multipage Multi-Page Supplemental Contributor Information - To report contributions in excess of $300 or for 48-hour contribution notices. This form provides enough space to report up to 21 contribution entries.
  E-1 E-2 Multipage Multi-Page Supplemental Expenditure Information - To report 48-hour expenditure notices. This form provides enough space to report up to 14 expenditure entries.
 
Independent Expenditures
  IND IND - Independent Expenditures Uncoordinated and independent expenditure(s) exceeding $1,400.

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