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R-1 Electronic Filing (REFS) Info R-1 Electronic Filing (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.
Forms, Instructions and Manuals
  • Candidates
  • Political Committees, Recall, Independant Expenditures
  • Political Party Committees, Legislative Leadership Committees and Continuing Political
   Committees (PACs)
  • Professional Campaign Fundraisers
  • Gubernatorial Public Financing Program
  • PFD-1 Form for Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate and Assembly
Fillable and Saveable Forms Forms listed throughout this section with this icon are adobe fillable and saveable forms. They can also be printed as a blank form by opening the form and clicking on the print icon.

To use the Adobe fill-in forms you need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader. These forms cannot be filed electronically. They can be filled in and saved to your computer. Open the form and use the “Save” button from the Adobe reader to save the completed or blank form to your computer. After completing the form, print, sign and file with the Commission. Additional Fill-in Form Information.

For further assistance please contact the Commission staff at (609) 292-8700 or toll free within New Jersey: 1(888) 313-ELEC (3532).
plus Who Must File
  • Candidates for any elected public office in the State of New Jersey
  • Candidates engaging in “pre-candidacy” activity
  • Treasurers of Political Committees
  • Recall and Recall Defense Committees
  • Continuing Political Committees
  • Legislative Leadership Committees
  • Political Party Committees

Under certain circumstances, the following persons must file reports of their campaign financial activity:


plus Who Is Not Required to File

Candidates for federal office or for political party positions (county committee member, state committee member, or national party convention delegate) are not under the jurisdiction of the Act.


plus What Elections Apply
  • Primary
  • General
  • May Municipal
  • Run Off
  • School Board
  • Fire Commission
  • Recall
  • Special Elections
 

Electronic Filing is unavailable between 2:30-3:30 am for
routine overnight maintenance.

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