• 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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    9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

    Public Room:
    9:15 am-4:45 pm, Monday - Friday

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  • Address

    The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is located at 28 W. State Street, 13th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

    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, 28 West State Street, 13th floor, Trenton, New Jersey 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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ELEC Connect

Beginning of the End for Contribution Limits? by Jeff Brindle

An obscure federal campaign finance case argued with little fanfare last month has the potential to upend the structure of campaign finance law at both the federal and state levels.
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ELEC-Tronic Newsletter, Issue 94 • April 2017

The goal of the newsletter is to acquaint the State’s residents with important information in the areas of campaign finance‚ gubernatorial public financing‚ lobbying‚ and pay-to-play.
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Press Advisory: Debate Sponsors Selected

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today selected NJTV Public Media of NJ/ NJ Spotlight, and the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, as the 2017 gubernatorial primary election debate sponsors.
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Proposed Readoption: N.J.A.C. 19:25

The Election Law Enforcement Commission on March 27, 2017 voted 3-0 to file a Notice of Proposed Readoption for its rules as N.J.A.C. 19:25. The new expiration date is September 21, 2017.
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Press Advisory: Public Matching Funds

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $953,744 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaigns of two candidates.
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Press Advisory: Telephonic Commission Meeting

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, in Trenton.
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Press Advisory: Business Entity Annual Statements

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Business Entity Annual Statements, due to be filed by March 30, 2017, will be available on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us).
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Press Advisory: Commission Meeting

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.
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Press Advisory: Public Matching Funds

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $100,540 in public matching funds for the 2017 gubernatorial primary campaign of Democratic candidate Jim Johnson.
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Press Advisory: Commission Meeting

Commission meeting for March 21 rescheduled for March 28.
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Press Advisory: Enforcement Actions Available

Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 15, 2017 on the ELEC website.
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Confusing Pay-to-Play Laws, Though Well-Intentioned, Can Hurt Business and Jobs by Jeff Brindle

One of the most frustrating things about pay-to-play law is its stunning inconsistency. Because of loopholes, a firm in one place can make many contributions and still receive a lucrative contract, while another can make a single, minor contribution and be forced to give up its public work.
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Press Advisory: Gubernatorial Matching

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $652,008 in public matching funds for the gubernatorial primary campaign of Democratic candidate Jim Johnson. It is the first disbursement approved during the 2017 primary election under the state’s Gubernatorial Public Finance Program.
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Press Advisory: Lobbying Annual Reports

Lobbying expenditures totaled $68.3 million in 2016, a 2.5 percent decline from the previous year but still the third highest total ever, according to an analysis of annual lobbying reports released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
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ELEC-Tronic Newsletter, Issue 93 • March 2017

The goal of the newsletter is to acquaint the State’s residents with important information in the areas of campaign finance‚ gubernatorial public financing‚ lobbying‚ and pay-to-play.
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Press Advisory: Enforcement Actions

Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 1, 2017 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.
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