• 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


    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


Help for GEFS


Read all GEFS instructions on the following pages before you begin to use GEFS.

Rules for Data Entry of Contributor Information

Use absolutely no punctuation of any kind when entering contributor information, regardless of how the contributor spells his, her, or its name. For example, the last name of O'Connell is entered as OCONNELL and a firm name of JONES, JONES AND SMITH, would be entered as JONES JONES & SMITH.

Names of candidate and joint candidates committees ONLY, are entered with the last name of the candidates being entered first. For example, a joint candidates committee whose name is: Committee to Elect John Q. Public and Jill R. Nonpublic would be entered as, PUBLIC NONPUBLIC JOHN Q & JILL R CTE. The last names are always entered first and there is never any punctuation.

This same rule applies to Friends of, Election Account of, Elect… , Re-elect…, etc. The candidate's last name is followed by the first name and then FO (Friends of), EAO (Election Account of), E (Elect), RE (Reelect), etc is entered after the first name or middle initial.

A political action committee, legislative leadership committee, or a State, county or municipal political party committee name is always entered as the actual name using the abbreviation of the state, but no punctuation. For example, the New Jersey State committees are entered as, NJ DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE OR NJ REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE.

Entry into GEFS of Contributor Information

Review N.J.A.C. 19:25-10.15, Contributions made by check, for guidance in correctly reporting the identity of each contributor. Examine contributions from business entities carefully to determine whether or not the entity is a corporation. Corporate status must be clearly identified on the check or other source document accompanying the check. Therefore, the check or other written instrument from a business must contain “Corporation,” “Corp.,” “Inc.,” “Professional Corporation (P.C.),” or “Professional Association (P.A.)” clearly on its face, or the contributor's corporate status must be clearly determined from supporting documentation.

  • Use the list of Data Entry Abbreviations that follows.
  • Use two-letter state abbreviations.

  • Always make a duplicate CD of Form P-1 or Form G-1.
  • Always print and maintain a paper copy of Form P-1 or G-1.

Known Issues
  • Using the Batch Scan Mode may take longer than Single Document Scan Mode because in Batch Scan Mode each document is automatically being scanned and saved at 8.5“ x 11.” This may result in slower scanning and using more disk memory than Single Document Scan Mode.
  • If your computer is set up to use more than one scanner, you must select a scanner to use with GEFS through the Scan Main Menu, Select Scanner. 

Data Entry Abbreviations

Apartment APT
Association ASSN
Avenue AVE
Boulevard BLVD
Building BLDG
Center CTR
Committee CMTE
Company CO
Corporation CORP
Court CT
Committee To Elect CTE
Drive DR
East E
Election Fund Of EFO
Friends Of FO (candidate's name first)
Highway HWY
Incorporated INC
International INTL (if not 1st word)
Lane LN
Management MGMT
Mount MT
New Jersey NJ
North N
Northeast NE
Northwest NW
Organization ORGAN
Parkway PKWY
Place PL
Plaza PLZ
Political Action Committee PAC
Political Education Committee PEC
Post Office Box PO Box
Professional Association P A
Professional Corporation P C
Road RD
Route RT
Rural Delivery R D
Rural Route RR
South S
Southeast SE
Southwest SW
Square SQ
Street ST
Suite STE
Terrace TER
Turnpike TPKE
West W