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

    As of December 4, 2017, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will be located at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608.

    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‚ 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 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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Annual Lobbying Reports

Detailed Expenditure Summary: 2013 - 2017

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2016-2017 % + or -
Salary1 $51,720,366 $50,245,446 $49,833,613 $52,479,413 $74,928,296 0.53%
Support Personnel $2,363,020 $2,336,249 $2,604,048 $2,498,862 $2,382,397 -4.7%
Fees2 $1,945,790 $2,009,850 $2,297,495 $2,313,953 $4,579,354 98%
Communication Costs3 $6,815,979 $3,734,963 $14,779,709 $10,574,948 $8,451,798 -20%
Travel $529,637 $544,154 $522,622 $439,326 $443,824 1%
Benefit Passing4 $4,022 $3,283 $2,439 $3,501 $5,967 70%
Total $63,378,814 $58,873,945 $70,039,926 $68,310,003    
Adjusted Total* $88,715,104 $83,480,316 $91,504,710 $90,362,129 $90,791,636 0.48%


1 Salary includes both in-house salaries and compensation paid to outside agents.
2 Fees include: assessments, membership fees, and dues.
3 Communication costs include: printed materials, postage, telephone calls, faxes, receptions, and, in 2006 and years following, also includes direct mail pieces, newspaper advertisements, and television and radio broadcasts.
4 Benefit passing includes: meals, entertainment, gifts, travel, and lodging.

*Totals for 2013-2016 have been adjusted, and are considerably higher than previously reported, due to a change in ELEC methodology to better capture all payments to outside agents.

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