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

    To report web site problems and web site feedback via email to webmaster.

  • 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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Top 25 Most Expensive Local Races

In New Jersey
Rank Location Year Type Amount (Unadjusted) Amount
(in 2014 dollars)
Key Race
1 Newark  2006 Municipal $11,437,051 $13,439,543 Cory Booker defeats
Ronald Rice for mayor.
2 Newark 2014 Municipal $12,562,933 $12,562,933 Ras Baraka defeats
Shavar Jeffries for mayor.
3 Newark 2002 Municipal $8,692,816 $11,437,916 Mayor Sharpe James
defeats Cory Booker.
4 Newark 2010 Municipal $9,827,153 $10,670,090 Mayor Cory Booker
defeats Clifford Minor.
5 Bergen County 2002 County $7,667,682 $10,089,055 Dennis McNerney
defeats Henry McNamara for executive.
6 Jersey City 2001 Municipal $5,655,735 $7,561,143 Glenn Cunningham
defeats Tom DeGise to become mayor.
7 Jersey City 2009 Municipal $5,889,743 $6,500,820 Mayor Jerramiah Healy
defeats Louis Manzo.
8 Jersey City 1989 Municipal $3,041,000 $5,803,435 Gerald McCann defeats
Glenn Cunningham for mayor.
9 Essex County 1978 County $1,514,107 $5,505,844 Peter Shapiro defeats
Robert Notte for Executive.
10 Jersey City 2013 Municipal $5,269,015 $5,354,690 Steven Fulop defeats
Jerramiah Healy for mayor.
11 Bergen County 1986 County $2,374,662 $5,128,860 William McDowell
defeats Matthew Feldman for executive.
12 Newark 1998 Municipal $3,265,789 $4,746,786 Mayor Sharpe James
defeats Ronald Rice And Mildred Crump.
13 Essex County 2002 County $3,203,840 $4,215,579 Joseph DiVincenzo
defeats Thomas Giblin for executive.
14 Newark 1990 Municipal $2,117,287 $3,835,665 Mayor Sharpe James,
Unopposed, Reelected.
15 Jersey City 1997 Municipal $2,554,639 $3,767,904 Bret Schundler
defeats Jerramiah Healy for mayor.
16 Jersey City 1985 Municipal $1,658,324 $3,652,696 Anthony Cucci
defeats Gerald McCann for mayor.
17 Jersey City 1981 Municipal $1,347,568 $3,509,292 Gerald McCann
defeats Walter Sheil for mayor.
18 Newark 1986 Municipal $1,598,783 $3,453,095 Sharpe James
defeats Mayor Kenneth Gibson.
19 Essex County 1986 County $1,558,418 $3,365,914 Nicholas Amato
defeats Executive Peter Shapiro.
20 Bergen County 2010 County $3,092,145 $3,357,378 Kathleen Donovan
defeats Executive Dennis McNerney
21 Jersey City 1977 Municipal $855,638 $3,342,336 Thomas FX Smith
defeats William Macci for mayor.
22 Jersey City 2005 Municipal $2,720,386 $3,297,438 Mayor Jerramiah
Healy defeats MelissaHolloway.
23 Camden County 1994 County $1,981,926 $3,166,016 Michael McLaughlin
defeats Sheriff William Simon.
24 Essex County 1994 County $1,972,253 $3,150,564 James Treffinger
defeats Cardell Cooper for executive.
25 Hoboken 2009 Municipal $2,845,551 $3,140,785 Peter Cammarano
defeats Dawn Zimmer for mayor.

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