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

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

    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‚ 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey 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

Statutory History

Commission created by P.L. 1973, c.83 (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) – “The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act” - effective date: April 24, 1973.

Gubernatorial Public Financing Program established by P.L. 1974, c.26 (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-27 et seq.) - effective date: May 6, 1974.

Gubernatorial Public Financing Program Extending to Primary Elections signed by Governor Brendan Byrne (Chapter 74) – effective date: July 23, 1980.

Personal Financial Disclosure Program established by P.L. 1981, c.129 (N.J.S.A. 19:44B-1 et seq.) - effective date: May 1, 1981.

Lobbying Program established by P.L. 1981, c.150 (N.J.S.A. 52:13C-18 et seq.)-effective date: May 22, 1981.

Continuing Political Committee Quarterly Reporting established by P.L. 1983, c.579 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) - effective date: January 17, 1984.

Lobbying Reform established by P.L. 1991, c.243 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 52:13C-18 et seq.) - effective date: January 1, 1992.

Campaign Finance Reform established by P.L. 1993, c.65 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) - effective date: April 7, 1993.

Street Money Reform Law established by P.L. 1993, c.370, (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:44A-11.7) - effective date: January 7, 1994.

Uniform Recall Election Law established by P.L. 1995, c.105, (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:27A-1 et seq.) - effective date: May 17, 1995.

Political Identification Law established by P.L. 1995, c.391, (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:44A-22.2 and 22.3) - effective date: February 1, 1996.

Contribution Limit Changes established by P.L. 2001, c.384 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) - effective date: January 8, 2002.

Campaign Financing Reform Initiatives established by P.L. 2004, c.19, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 123, and 174 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) - effective dates from June 16, 2004 through January 1, 2006.

2005 Clean Elections Pilot Project established by P.L. 2004, c.121 - effective date August 11, 2004.

Lobbying Law Expansion established by P.L. 2003, c.255 (effective April 13, 2004) and P.L. 2004, c20, 27, 34, 36, 37, and 38 (amendments to N.J.S.A. 52:13C-18 et seq.) - effective dates April 13 through August 16, 2004.

Pay-to-Play Contracting Reform (amendments to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.) established by P.L. 2004, c.19 (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.3 through 20.12) - effective January 1, 2006; P.L. 2005, c.51 (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.13 through 20.25) - portions retroactive to October 15, 2004 and portions effective January 1, 2006; and, P.L. 2005, c.271 (codified as N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.26 and 20.27) - effective January 5, 2006.

2007 Clean Elections Pilot Project established by P.L. 2007, c.60 - effective date March 28, 2007.

Office of Lieutenant Governor established by P.L. 2009, c.66 – effective date June 26, 2009.

Solicitation Ban on Public Property established by P.L. 2011 c.204 – effective date January 17, 2012.

Eliminates the Requirement of Candidates to File Duplicate Copies of Campaign Treasurer’s Reports with County Clerks established by P.L. 2014, c.58 and N.J.A.C. 19:25-8.12 - effective January 1, 2015.

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