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

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    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

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    9:15 am-4:45 pm‚ Monday - Friday

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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.

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    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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All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292–8700 or subscribe to receive ELEC News via email



Analytical and Topical Press Releases

August 11 2020 Press Release August 04 2020 At the end of the first three months of 2020‚ special interest political action committees (PACs) registered with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) had raised what appears to be a record first-quarter haul– $13.3 million.

August 04 2020 Press Release August 04 2020 County political parties this year have had their smallest six–month fund–raising haul in 20 years‚ largely due to a sharp drop–off during the second quarter‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 17 2020 Press Release July 17 2020 Second quarter fund–raising by the two state parties and four legislative leadership PACs was down 36 percent during a period when the COVID–19 pandemic hit hardest in New Jersey‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

June 16 2020 Press Release June 16 2020 Contributors to candidates for governor will be able to give up to $4‚900 per election in 2021 under new inflation–djusted limits and thresholds set by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 20 2020 Press Release May 20 2020 Three municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $976.80 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

May 13 2020 Press Release May 13 2020 Fund–raising and spending by county political parties so far remains steady despite concern the COVID–19 public health crisis may dampen all political fund-raising‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 07 2020 Press Release May 07 2020 A historic burst of spending in 2017 funded the nation’s most expensive campaign ever in a single legislative district while also wiping out several state records‚ according to a new report by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 28 2020 Press Release April 28 2020 Public contractors have reported making 17 percent fewer contributions in 2019 than in 2018‚ the biggest year–to–year decline since 2012‚ according to annual disclosure reports filed with the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 20 2020 Press Release April 20 2020Fundraising by the two state parties and four legislative leadership PACs was subdued during the first quarter of 2020‚ with a combined haul of just $819‚384‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

March 09 2020 Press Release March 09 2020 A flourish of spending in 2019 by the state’s largest teacher union‚ an issue advocacy group and a health insurance firm helped pump lobbying expenses above $100 million for the first time ever‚ according to annual reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 27 2020 Press Release January 27 2020 County party fund–raising and spending in 2019 was below comparable figures for 2015‚ which was the last time the Assembly led the fall ballot‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 17 2020 Press Release January 17 2020 Fund–raising and spending in the 2019 state election by the so–called Big Six committees were the lowest in more than a decade‚ according disclosure reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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Advisories

September 25 2020 Press Release September 25 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2020 General Election.

September 09 2020 Press Release September 09 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ September 15‚ 2020 via GoToWebinar.

August 19 2020 Press Release August 19 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) is proposing amendments concerning electronic filing and the statutorily required campaign cost inflation adjustments for Gubernatorial and non–Gubernatorial candidates and committees.

August 13 2020 Press Release August 13 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled the Commission meeting set for August 18‚ 2020.

August 05 2020 Press Release August 05 2020 Six municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $1‚650 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today. These enforcement actions‚ known as final decisions‚ were approved by the Commission at its July 21‚ 2020 meeting.

July 15 2020 Press Release July 15 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ July 21‚ 2020 via GoToWebinar.

July 10 2020 Press Release July 10 2020 On Friday‚ July 17‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the second quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees‚ filed on or before July 15‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

July 02 2020 Press Release July 02 2020 On Friday‚ July 17‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the second quarterly report (Form Q–4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before July 10‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

July 01 2020 Press Release July 01 2020 One municipal candidate‚ one county freeholder‚ and a joint candidates committee must pay fines and fees totaling $1‚776.78 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today. These enforcement actions‚ known as final decisions‚ were approved by the Commission at its June 16‚ 2020 meeting.

June 18 2020 Press Release June 18 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees that may be required to participate a 2020 Runoff Election (Occurring July 07‚ 2020).

June 17 2020 Press Release June 17 2020 Fifteen municipal candidates‚ one municipal political party committee‚ and one mayoral candidate must pay fines and fees totaling $28‚979.40 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

June 11 2020 Press Release June 11 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ June 16‚ 2020 via GoToWebinar.

June 04 2020 Press Release June 04 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2020 Primary Election.

May 20 2020 Press Release May 20 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ May 26‚ 2020 via GoToWebinar.**.

May 15 2020 Press Release May 15 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission meeting has been rescheduled to May 26‚ 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

April 22 2020 Press Release April 22 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ April 28‚ 2020 via GoToWebinar .

April 16 2020 Press Release April 16 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled its regular meeting set for April 21‚ 2020.

April 09 2020 Press Release April 09 2020 On Monday‚ April 20‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the first quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees‚ filed on or before April 15‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

April 08 2020 Press Release April 08 2020 On Monday‚ April 20‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the first quarterly report (Form Q–4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before April 13‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

April 02 2020 Press Release April 02 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2020 May Municipal Election.

March 26 2020 Press Release March 26 2020 On Monday‚ April 6‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m‚ the Business Entity Annual Statements‚ due to be filed by March 30‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton.

March 16 2020 Press Release March 16 2020 MEETING CANCELLED – The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled the telephonic meeting set for March 17‚ 2020.

March 12 2020 Press Release March 12 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ March 17‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

March 11 2020 Press Release March 11 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ March 17‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

March 04 2020 Press Release March 04 2020 MEETING TIME CHANGED – The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday‚ March 5‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ in Trenton.

March 04 2020 Press Release March 04 2020 Nine municipal‚ one county clerk‚ one freeholder‚ and one state assembly candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $42‚797.45 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

March 02 2020 Press Release March 02 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday‚ March 5‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ in Trenton.

February 27 2020 Press Release February 27 2020 The Annual Lobbying Reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) reflect the financial activities of represented entities‚ governmental affairs agents‚ and persons or groups communicating with the general public (grassroots lobbying).

February 12 2020 Press Release February 12 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ February 18‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton‚ New Jersey.

February 05 2020 Press Release February 05 2020 Seven municipal‚ two school board‚ one mayoral‚ and two freeholder candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $20‚984.14 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

January 15 2020 Press Release January 15 2020 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ January 21‚ 2020‚ at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton‚ New Jersey.

January 10 2020 Press Release January 10 2020 On Friday‚ January 17‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the fourth quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees‚ filed on or before January 15‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton.

January 03 2020 Press Release January 03 2020 On Friday‚ January 17‚ 2020 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the fourth quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before January 10‚ 2020‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton.

January 02 2020 Press Release January 02 2020 Nine municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $11‚258.39 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

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