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Press Release April 21 2017

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $163,398 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

2016 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report. 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. continue »
March 28 2017 Meeting Minutes Public Session Minutes for March 28, 2017. continue »
March 27 2017 Meeting Minutes Public Session Minutes for March 27, 2017. continue »
Press Release April 19 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today April 19, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today. continue »
Press Release April 19 2017

The “Big Six” fundraising committees enjoyed their best first quarter fund-raising since 2013 and also have socked away the largest reserves since then, according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). continue »

Press Release April 18 2017 Final details are now available for four gubernatorial primary debates. continue »
Press Release April 13 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $796,206 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of three candidates. continue »
Press Release April 12 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $1.1 million in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of three candidates. continue »
Press Release April 12 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18,2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey. The Agenda* is as follows. continue »
Press Release April 11 2017 On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the first quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees, the Leadership Committees and any 2017 gubernatorial candidate committees filing quarterly reports, filed on or before April 17, 2017, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us) and at 28 West State Street, 13th floor, in Trenton, NJ. continue »
Press Advisory: Personal Financial Disclosure Statements Available for Inspection Press Advisory: Personal Financial Disclosure Statements Available for Inspection
On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Personal Financial Disclosure Statements filed by gubernatorial and legislative candidates who are participating in the 2017 Primary Election will be available for public inspection on ELEC’s website at www.elec.state.nj.us. continue »
Press Release: First Quarterly Reports Press Advisory: First Quaterly Reports by Governmental Affairs Agents
On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the first quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before April 10, 2017, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us) and at 28 West State Street, 13th floor, in Trenton, NJ. continued »
Press Advisory: Pay to Play Press Advisory: Pay to Play
For the third consecutive year, political contributions made by public contractors declined in 2016 to $8.1 million, the second lowest total since pay-to-play contribution restrictions began, according to an Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) analysis of annual disclosure reports filed recently. continue »
Press Advisory: May Municipal Election Disclosure Calendar Press Advisory: May Municipal Election Reports Disclosure Calendar
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2017 May Municipal Election. continue »
Beginning of the End for Contribution Limits? by Jeff Brindle Beginning of the End for Contribution Limits? by Jeff Brindle
An obscure federal campaign finance case argued with little fanfare last month has the potential to upend the structure of campaign finance law at both the federal and state levels. continue »
ELEC-Tronic News Issue 94 April 2017 ELEC-Tronic Newsletter, Issue 94 • April 2017
The goal of the newsletter is to acquaint the State’s residents with important information in the areas of campaign finance‚ gubernatorial public financing‚ lobbying‚ and pay-to-play. continue »
Press Release March 28 2017 Press Advisory: Debate Sponsors Selected
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today selected NJTV Public Media of NJ/ NJ Spotlight, and the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, as the 2017 gubernatorial primary election debate sponsors. continue »
Proposed Readoption: N.J.A.C. 19:25 Proposed Readoption: N.J.A.C. 19:25
The Election Law Enforcement Commission on March 27, 2017 voted 3-0 to file a Notice of Proposed Readoption for its rules as N.J.A.C. 19:25. The new expiration date is September 21, 2017. To read the full notice of readoption, go here »
Press Release March 27 2017 Press Advisory: Public Matching Funds
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $953,744 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of two candidates. continue »
Press Release March 23 2017 Press Advisory: Telephonic Meeting
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, in Trenton. continue »
Press Release March 23 2017 Press Advisory: Business Entity Annual Statements
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Business Entity Annual Statements, due to be filed by March 30, 2017, will be available on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us). continue »
Press Release March 22 2017 Press Advisory: Commission Meeting
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey. continue »
Press Release March 17 2017 Press Advisory: Public Matching Funds
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $100,540 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaign of Democratic candidate Jim Johnson. continue »
Press Release March 16 2017

Press Advisory: Commission Meeting
Commission meeting for March 21 rescheduled for March 28. continue »

Press Release March 15 2017

Press Advisory: Enforcement Actions Available
Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 15, 2017 on the ELEC website. continue »

Confusing Pay-to-Play Laws, Though Well-Intentioned, Can Hurt Business and Jobs by Jeff Brindle Confusing Pay-to-Play Laws, Though Well-Intentioned, Can Hurt Business and Jobs by Jeff Brindle:
One of the most frustrating things about pay-to-play law is its stunning inconsistency. Because of loopholes, a firm in one place can make many contributions and still receive a lucrative contract, while another can make a single, minor contribution and be forced to give up its public work. continue »
Press Release March 3 2017 Press Advisory: Gubernatorial Matching
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $652,008 in public matching funds for the gubernatorial primary campaign of Democratic candidate Jim Johnson. It is the first disbursement approved during the 2017 primary election under the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program. continue »
Press Release March 2 2017 Press Advisory: Lobbying Annual Reports
Lobbying expenditures totaled $68.3 million in 2016, a 2.5 percent decline from the previous year but still the third highest total ever, according to an analysis of annual lobbying reports released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). continue »
ELEC-Tronic Newsletter Issue 93 March 2017 ELEC-Tronic Newsletter, Issue 93 • March 2017
The goal of the newsletter is to acquaint the State’s residents with important information in the areas of campaign finance‚ gubernatorial public financing‚ lobbying‚ and pay-to-play. continue »
Press Release March 1 2017 Press Advisory: Enforcement Actions
Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 1, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today. continue »