• 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


Legal Resources

There are many legal resources available at ELEC. You can view our online advisory opinions, search for and view released complaints and final decisions, or find out how to request an advisory opinion or investigation. The complete unofficial regulation text document is available online as are current regulation proposals and adoptions and other rule making notices.

Statutory Authority

Frequency of updates to Links: monthly on the first business day of each month.

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This text has been prepared by the Election Law Enforcement Commission, and is therefore not intended for use as an official text. The official text is prepared by the Office of Administrative Law, and appears in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 19:25-1.1, et seq. Commission regulations include data pertaining to violations of applicable laws, penalties, and deadlines, among other information. Applicable laws can be found at: Commission Statutory Authority.

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Complaints & Final Decisions

Advisory Opinions


Information regarding the majority of Commission penalties can be found in Subchapter 17 of the Commission’s Unofficial Regulation Text. Additional penalty information is contained within Chapter 25 of the Commission’s Unofficial Regulation Text.

Right to Appeal

A notice of appeal of a Commission Final Decision must be filed with the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division "within 45 days from the date of service of the decision…" New Jersey Court Rule 2:4-1(b). If you have any questions about filing the notice of appeal, contact the Clerk’s Office of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division at (609) 292-4822.

Fees, Violations and Deadlines

Information regarding Commission fees, violations and deadlines can be found in Chapter 25 of the Commission’s Unofficial Regulation Text.