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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Contribution Limits Chart

Entities Making Contributions Candidate Committee* Political Committee** Continuing Political Committee Legislative Leadership Committee State Political Party Committee County Political Party Committee Municipal Political Party Committee

Individual

$2,600 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Corporation or Union

$2,600 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Association or Group

$2,600 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Candidate Committee

$8,200 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Political Committee

$8,200 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Continuing Political Committee

$8,200 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$25,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

Legislative Leadership Committee
- - -
NO LIMITS
- - -

State Political Party Committee
- - -
NO LIMITS
- - -

County Political Party Committee

No limits, but from January 1st through June 30th of each year, a county political party committee is prohibited from making a contribution to another county political party committee and a county political party committee is prohibited from accepting a contribution from another county political party committee. A county political party committee is subject to other restrictions; see N.J.A.C. 19:25-11.7.

Municipal Political Party Committee
- - -
NO LIMITS
- - -

National Political party Committee

$8,200 per election

$7,200 per election

$7,200 per year

$25,000 per year

$72,000 per year

$37,000 per year

$7,200 per year

A National Political Party Committee is the principal organization supporting election activities of a State political party committee, which activities include making contributions to that State political party committee pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-11.4a(2). There shall be no more than a single national political party committee of a political party for each State political party committee.

*NOTE: The contribution limit to a 2017 gubernatorial candidate is $4,300.00.

**Public Question Political Committee and Independent Expenditure only committees may receive unlimited contributions.

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