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 10 Self-Financed Campaigns**

 
Candidate Party Year Office Amount Inflation Adjusted
1 Jon Corzine* Democrat 2000 US Senate $60,198,967 $86,230,301
2 Steve Forbes Republican 1996 President $37,394,000 $58,787,229
3 Steve Forbes Republican 2000 President $38,675,038 $55,398,960
4 Jon Corzine* Democrat 2005 Governor $43,135,570 $54,480,026
5 Doug Forrester Republican 2005 Governor $29,927,189 $37,797,902
6 Jon Corzine Democrat 2009 Governor $27,460,000 $31,572,018
7 Phil Murphy* Democrat 2017 Governor $22,537,081 $22,537,081
8 Frank Lautenberg* Democrat 1982 US Senate $5,100,000 $13,036,076
9 Doug Forrester Republican 2002 US Senate $7,485,000 $10,262,771
10 Tom MacArthur* Republican 2014 House $5,000,000 $5,209,664

*Elected
**Shows personal wealth spent on campaign, not total spending. For more information on the history of self-financed campaigns, see "White Paper No. 26- Legislative Elections 2013: Big Spending, Little Change Plus A History of Self-financing by Legislators and Others."

Last update: April 20, 2018

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