• 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

    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

    Public Room:
    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.

    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 R-1 Electronic Filing System Software

Adjustment Schedule - Refund of Excessive Contributions

NOTE: If you receive a contribution that you know is in excess of the contribution limit, you MAY simply return it; the contribution does NOT have to be deposited first and then returned. If you return an excessive contribtuion before it is deposited, it DOES NOT have to be reported..

REMEMBER: contributions may be in the form of money, loans, or goods and services (in-kind).


If a contribution is deposited and the aggregate contribution amount exceeds the amount allowed by law, refund the excess amount of the contribution.


Loans are subject to the contribution limits. If a loan is obtained in excess of the limits, refund the excess amount of the loan.


In-kind contributions are goods or services that benefit a candidate or committee. An in-kind contribution is valued by applying the “fair market value” to the goods or services. After determining the fair market value, please consult the contribution limits to be sure that the limits were not exceeded. If the limits were exceeded, refund the excess amount of the contribution (by disbursement).

All refunds must be made within 48 hours of receipt of the excessive contribution.

Adjustment Schedule

Adjustment Schedule – Insert Schedule Details – Contribution Screen

The “Schedule Type” is defaulted to Schedule A. Therefore, if you wish to enter information on the Adjustment Schedule, you must select “Adjustment Schedule – Refunds of Excessive Contributions” from the drop down list.

Indicate the Contributor Type (Individual or Non individual). Note that the default will be set to “Individual.” Enter the check number, payment date and the dollar amount refunded (no dollar sign) of the refund.

Click the right arrow button or Tab to the “Contributor Details” screen and enter the contributor’s name and address information. Provide the contributor’s occupation by clicking on the “Occupation” list and selecting an occupation from the list provided. If you cannot find the appropriate occupation after reviewing the list, you may select “Other” found at the end of the list. If you have entered this contributor’s name and address previously, click on the “Last Name” list to select the name. All of the address, occupation and employer information will be automatically populated from the previous entry.

NOTE: Once the contributor is selected the “AGGREGATE AMOUNT” is automatically calculated and includes the adjusted dollar figure.

If this adjustment is being made to an individual, click or tab to the “Employer Details” screen and enter the employer information (name, address, city, state and zip code).

Click the “SAVE” button when you are finished with this entry. You can select another schedule to work with or “CLOSE” to work in another area.