• 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

    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

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


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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


Help for REFS

Election Type, Candidate and Committee CID

Election Type, Candidate and Committee CID

Click “Election Type” and select the election type. Note that the primary and general elections are separate elections.

NOTE: A Candidate or Committee Identificaiton Number (CID) is REQUIRED to file electronically. Candidates and Committees are assigned a CID by ELEC. Do not create your own CID. If you do not have your CID, please contact the staff of the Commission at (609) 292-8700 immediately.

A separate database is created for each CID entered; so, for those of you using the software to file for more than one candidate or joint candidates committee, please use the correct CID for each. If you have any questions about this, please call the staff of the Commission.

There will be two radio buttons to choose from: “NEW CID” or “EXISTING CID.” The only time “NEW CID” should be selected is when you are entering the CID for the first time. Thereafter, select “EXISTING CID.”

Enter the election year, and the Candidate or Committee CID Number. Click “PROCEED.”