ELEC

  • What is ELEC?

    Established in 1973‚ ELEC monitors the campaign financing of all elections in the State. Whether the election is for Governor or Mayor‚ member of the Legislature or a City Council‚ candidates and campaign organizations are required to file with the Commission contribution and expenditure reports.

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  • Hours of Operation

    Commission:
    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

    Public Room:
    9:15 am-4:45 pm‚ Monday - Friday

    Email

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  • Address

    As of December 4, 2017, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will be located at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608.

    By U.S. Mail

    New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey 08625-0185.

    By Commercial Delivery Service

    New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608.

  • By Phone

    General information and Help Desk at: (609) 292-8700

    Toll Free within New Jersey: 1(888) 313-ELEC (3532)

    By Fax

    48-hour notices only: (609) 292-7662‚ (609) 292-7664‚ (609) 292-4301 or (609) 292-4416. Other reports will not be accepted by fax.

    Legal Section: (609) 777-1457

    Administration Section: (609) 777-1448

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About ELEC

The Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) is dedicated to administering “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚” “The Gubernatorial‚ Legislative Disclosure Statement Act‚” “Legislative and Governmental Process Activities Disclosure Act‚” and parts of several other laws.

Members
Key Staff
Eric H. Jaso, Chairman Jeffrey M. Brindle‚ Executive Director Jeffrey Brindle bio
Stephen M. Holden, Commissioner Joseph W. Donohue‚ Deputy Director
Marguerite T. Simon, Commissioner Demery J. Roberts‚ Legal Director
  Stephanie Olivo‚ Director of Compliance
Outside Counsel
Anthony Giancarli‚ Director of Information Technology
Edwin R. Matthews‚ Legal Counsel Edwin Matthews bio Shreve Marshall‚ Director of Review and Investigation
  Chris Mistichelli‚ Director of Finance and Administration
Mission Statement

The essence of Democracy is an informed electorate. It is the fulfillment of this goal that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) embraces as its valued mission.

Established in 1973‚ ELEC monitors the campaign financing of all elections in the State.  Whether the election is for Governor or Mayor‚ member of the Legislature or a City Council‚ candidates and campaign organizations are required to file with the Commission contribution and expenditure reports.

The Commission also administers the law requiring candidates for the Governorship and Legislature to make public their personal finances prior to election day. Moreover‚ ELEC administers those sections of the law‚ which establish a filing obligation on the part of lobbyists and their clients. Finally‚ ELEC is responsible for enforcing various aspects of the Pay-to-Play law‚ particularly as it pertains to disclosure.

In addition‚ the Commission is responsible for administering partial public financing of gubernatorial primary and general elections‚ for rule making‚ and‚ as part of its regulatory duties‚ for holding public hearings.  Finally‚ ELEC exercises its enforcement authority‚ ensuring the integrity of the financial aspects of the State’s electoral process.

A major part of New Jersey’s system of elections‚ the Election Law Enforcement Commission has upheld a tradition of fair‚ but energetic‚ administration of the State’s financial disclosure laws.  That tradition is strong today and will remain so in the future.

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