Request an Investigation
Any person(s) may request that the Commission undertake an investigation by submitting a Confidential Request for Investigation Form (hereafter, RFI Form) setting forth an allegation or allegations that constitute potential violations of the Campaign Reporting Act‚ the Lobbying Act‚ the Personal Financial Disclosure Act‚ or the Uniform Recall Election Law. The information contained in the RFI Form should be as specific as possible‚ identifying the name of the subject candidate and/or entity‚ the election and/or calendar year‚ and as much detail and support for the allegation(s) as is known.
Your RFI Form can be submitted by completing the fillable form and emailing it along with any documents relevant to your allegation(s) or by sending your completed RFI Form and any attachments to the attention of the Review and Investigation Section. If sending via U.S. Mail‚ send to NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ NJ 08625-0185. When using commercial or any other delivery service‚ send to NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey 08608. All RFI Forms submitted must provide the name(s) and mailing address(es) of the person(s) submitting the request‚ as well as a day and evening phone number. The Commission does not consider any RFI Form that is submitted anonymously.
If you submit your RFI Form via email you will receive an automated response acknowledging receipt. If you submit your RFI Form via U.S. mail or some form of commercial delivery, a letter acknowledging receipt will be sent to you.
The Commission does not confirm or deny any investigative activity.
If you would like to email your RFI Form‚ send it with any attachments to RFI@elec.nj.gov
At the conclusion of an investigation‚ the Commission will determine to take no further action‚ issue a letter of instruction‚ or undertake formal complaint action for alleged violation(s) and seek imposition of civil penalties.