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

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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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2012 Reporting Dates

Current Reporting Dates link

Current Seminar Training link

Fire Commissioner - February 18, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election Inception of campaign* - 1/17/12 1/20/2012
11-day pre-election 1/18/12 - 2/4/12 2/7/2012
20-day post-election 2/5/12 - 3/6/12 3/9/2012

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 2/5/12 through 2/18/12

School Board Election - April 17, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election Inception of campaign* - 3/16/12 3/19/2012
11-day pre-election 3/17/12 - 4/3/12 4/9/2012
20-day post-election 4/4/12 - 5/4/12 5/7/2012

School Board Candidates running in November should follow the General Election Schedule.

Municipal Election - May 8, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election Inception of campaign* - 4/6/12 4/9/2012
11-day pre-election 4/7/12 - 4/24/12 4/27/2012
**20-day post-election 4/25/12 - 5/25/12 5/29/2012

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 4/25/12 through 5/8/12
90 Day Start Date: 2/8/12

Runoff Election** - June 12 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election No Report Required for this Period   
11-day pre-election 4/25/12 - 5/29/12 6/1/2012
20-day post-election 5/30/12-6/29/12 7/2/2012

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 5/30/12 through 6/12/12

Primary Election*** - June 5, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election Inception of campaign* - 5/4/12 5/7/2012
11-day pre-election 5/5/12 - 5/22/12 5/25/2012
20-day post-election 5/23/12 - 6/22/12 6/25/2012

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 5/23/12 through 6/5/12
90 Day Start Date: 3/7/12

General Election*** - November 6, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election 6/23/12 - 10/5/12 10/9/2012
11-day pre-election 10/6/12 - 10/23/12 10/26/2012
20-day post-election 10/24/12 - 11/23/12 11/26/2012

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 10/24/12 through 11/6/12
90 Day Start Date: 8/8/12

Runoff Election** - December 18, 2012

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election No Report Required for this Period  
11-day pre-election 10/24/12 - 12/04/12 12/07/2012
20-day post-election 12/05/12 - 01/04/13 01/07/2013

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 12/05/12 through 12/18/12

PACs & Campaign Quarterly Filers

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
1st Quarter 1/1/12 - 3/31/12 4/16/2012
2nd Quarter 4/1/12 - 6/30/12 7/16/2012
3rd Quarter 7/1/12 - 9/30/12 10/15/2012
4th Quarter 10/1/12 - 12/31/12 1/15/2013

* Inception Date of Campaign (first time filers) or from January 1, 2012 (Quarterly filers).
** A candidate committee or joint candidates committee that is filing in a 2012 Runoff election is not required to file a 20-day post-election report for the corresponding prior election (May Municipal or General).
*** Form PFD-1 is due on April 12, 2012 for Primary Election Candidates and June 15, 2012 for Independent General Election Candidates.
****A second quarter report is needed by Independent General Election candidates if they started their campaign before 5/9/2012.

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