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.

    View Historical Information link

  • Hours of Operation

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

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

    Email

    To report web site problems and web site feedback via email to webmaster.

  • 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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Electronic Filing

R-1 Electronic Filing System (REFS)

Prior to the 2013 Primary and General Elections, notice went out to all REFS filers indicating that the REFS program had to be upgraded in order to continue to file electronically. If you did not upgrade to REFS Version 3.7.2 or higher, NOTE that as of June 30, 2014 you will not be able to file your campaign finance report electronically. If you use the REFS software, go to the link that was previously emailed to you to upgrade, or contact the electronic filing help desk at (609) 292-8700 or Toll Free within NJ at 1-888-313-3532 for assistance with the upgrade.

Campaign reports and quarterly campaign reports can now be filed electronically through the Internet. The R-1 Electronic Filing System (REFS) is customized software developed by the staff of the Commission.

To receive the FREE REFS software so that you can file electronically you must:

  • Attend one of the Commission's training sessions (the software will be distributed to you at the session);
  • Apply for, and receive your registration number and PIN.

Legislative candidates who raise or spend, or expect to raise or spend, in excess of $100,000 in an election are required to file election fund reports and quarterly reports electronically.

Check back to this page often to receive important REFS user update information.

If you have any questions or problems with the upgrade or the instructions please call the electronic filing help desk toll free within New Jersey at 1-888-313-ELEC (3532) or (609) 292-8700.

In order for us to cross-check reports received against reports expected to be filed electronically through the REFS program, please send an email to efiling@elec.state.nj.us after you have received your E-Filing receipt.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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