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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    The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is located at 28 W. State Street‚ 13th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

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

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    New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey 08608.

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

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    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.

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All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292-8700.


Analytical and Topical Press Releases

August 01, 2017 Press Release July 28 2017 County party fund-raising during the first six months of 2017 reached its highest point in a decade due in part to an influx of national party funds related to this year’s gubernatorial election, according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 19, 2017 Press Release June 14 2017 With a major election year looming this fall, the so-called Big Six committees reported a $2.3 million cash reserve. According to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), this is the largest war-chest since 2013.

July 5, 2017 Press Release July 5 2017 Independent special interest committees spent $1.2 million on the 2017 legislative primary, a new high, according to reports filed 20 days after the June 6 election with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

June 28, 2017 Press Release June 28 2017 Direct and indirect spending on the 2017 gubernatorial primary election set a new record of $42.5 million based on the most recent reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

June 9, 2017 Press Release June 9 2017 Eighty-six percent of the candidates who sought legislative seats in the June 6 primary filed personal financial disclosure reports (PFDs), the lowest percentage since 2011, according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

June 1, 2017 Press Release June 1 2017 Independent groups have begun spending money in a handful of legislative districts even as direct spending by legislative candidates has reached $17.8 million with the June 6 primary less than a week away.

May 31, 2017 Press Release May 31 2017 Direct spending by gubernatorial candidates so far has reached nearly $28 million for the 2017 primary elections, according to the most recent reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 25, 2017 Press Release May 25 2017 A modern, more streamlined website with powerful new tools for accessing and interpreting campaign finance and lobbying information was unveiled today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 15, 2017 Press Release May 15 2017 With the June primary election less than three weeks away, legislative candidates have raised $29.4 million, spent $16.3 million and report cash reserves totaling $13.3 million, according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 10, 2017 Press Release May 10 2017 Gubernatorial candidates so far have raised $28.1 million and spent $23.3 million for the 2017 primary elections, according to the most recent reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 9, 2017 Press Release May 9 2017 County party committees have raised 25 percent more during the first three months of 2017 than they did at the same point 2013, the last year when gubernatorial and legislative candidates shared the ballot, according to the reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 19, 2017 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).

April 18, 2017 Press Release April 18 2017 Final details are now available for four gubernatorial primary debates.

April 6, 2017 Press Release April 6 2016 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.

March 28, 2017 Press Release March 28 2017The 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.

March 2, 2017 Press Release March 2 2016 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).

February 14, 2017 Press Release February 14 2016 The Chairman of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Ron DeFilippis, has asked legal staff to provide guidance on selecting debate sponsors for the gubernatorial public financing debates as well as the disbursement of public funds.

January 30, 2017 Press Release January 30 2016 Fundraising by New Jersey’s county political parties averaged $8.2 million annually during the first seven years of the decade, an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) shows.

January 19, 2017 Press Release January 19 2016 State political party entities have been diminished over the last decade, according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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Announcement Press Releases

August 10, 2017 Press Release August 10 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $816,190 in public matching funds for the two major party nominees in this year’s 2017 gubernatorial general election.

August 09, 2017 Press Release August 09 2017 A general election debate between the two candidates for Lieutenant Governor will be held at 8 pm Monday, October 16, 2017, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

August 09, 2017 Press Release August 09 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled the Commission meeting scheduled for August 15, 2017.

August 02, 2017 Press Release August 02 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today August 2, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

July 28, 2017 Press Release July 28 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $1.4 million in public matching funds for the two major party nominees in this year’s 2017 gubernatorial general election.

July 25, 2017 Press Release July 25 2017 Sponsors of two gubernatorial debates this fall have announced the time and date of their events.

July 19, 2017 Press Release July 19 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $1,174,939 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial general election campaign of one candidate.

July 18, 2017 Press Release July 18 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today selected partnerships headed by William Paterson University and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to each sponsor a gubernatorial general election debate this fall.

July 12, 2017 Press Release July 12 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

July 11, 2017 Press Release July 11 2017 On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the second quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees, the Leadership Committees and any 2017 gubernatorial candidate committees filing quarterly reports, filed on or before July 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.

July 6, 2017 Press Release July 6 2017 On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the second quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before July 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.

July 5, 2017 Press Release July 5 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today July 5, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

June 16, 2017 Press Release June 16 2017 On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Personal Financial Disclosure Statements filed by independent legislative candidates who are participating in the 2017 General Election will be available for public inspection on ELEC’s website.

June 15, 2017 Press Release June 15 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $127,342 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of three candidates.

June 14, 2017 Press Release June 14 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

June 7, 2017 Press Release June 7 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $672,202 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

June 7, 2017 Press Release June 7 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today June 7, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

June 1, 2017 Press Release June 1 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $292,916 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

May 26, 2017 Press Release May 26 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $468,049 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

May 26, 2017 Press Release May 26 2017 Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing readoption of N.J.A.C. 19:25, without amendment.

May 26, 2017 Press Release May 26 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by the candidates and committees participating in the 2017 June Runoff Election.

May 23, 2017 Press Release May 23 2017 Reports filed by gubernatorial candidates that reflect fundraising activity through May 23 will be released at 10 am Wednesday May 31.

May 18, 2017 Press Release May 18 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $469,886 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

May 17, 2017 Press Release May 17 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today May 17, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

May 12, 2017 Press Release May 12 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $315,634 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of three candidates.

May 10, 2017 Press Release May 10 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16,2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

May 4, 2017 Press Release May 4 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $365,012 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of four candidates.

May 3, 2017 Press Release May 3 2017 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 Primary Election.

May 3, 2017 Press Release May 3 2017 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today May 3, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

April 28, 2017 Press Release April 28 2017 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $143,749 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of two candidates.

April 21, 2017 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.

April 19, 2017 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.

April 13, 2017 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.

April 12, 2017 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.

April 12, 2017 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.

April 11, 2017 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.

April 6, 2017 Press Release April 6 2017 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.

April 6, 2017 Press Release April 6 2017 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.

April 5, 2017 Press Release April 5 2017 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.

March 27, 2017 Press Release March 27 2017 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.

March 23, 2017 Press Release March 23 2017 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.

March 23, 2017 Press Release March 23 2017 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).

March 22, 2017 Press Release March 22 2017 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.

March 17, 2017 Press Release March 17 2016 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. It is his second disbursement under the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program. His cumulative receipts of public funds total $752,548.

March 16, 2017 Press Release March 16 2016 Commission meeting for March 21 rescheduled for March 28.

March 15, 2017 Press Release March 15 2016 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 15, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

March 3, 2017 Press Release March 3 2016 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.

March 1, 2017 Press Release February 24 2016 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.

February 24, 2017 Press Release February 24 2016 On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., data summarizing the Annual Lobbying Reports for the 2016 calendar year period will be available on ELEC’s website. The summary data includes, total receipts and expenditures, fees, and information on benefit passing. Copies of the annual reports also will be available at that time on ELEC’s website at: (www.elec.state.nj.us).

February 15, 2017 Press Release February 15 2016 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has canceled the Commission meeting scheduled for February 21‚ 2017.

February 15, 2017 Press Release February 15 2016 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today February 15, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 18, 2017 Press Release January 18 2016 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today January 18, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 11, 2017 Press Release January 11 2016 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has canceled the Commission meeting scheduled for January 17‚ 2017.

January 11, 2017 Press Release January 11 2016 On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the fourth quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Leadership Committees filed on or before January 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.

January 5, 2017 Press Release December 14 2016 On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the fourth quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before January 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.

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