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

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    New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey 08625-0185.

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    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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News Room Archive

2011 Analytical and Topical Press Releases

All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292-8700.

December 20‚ 2011 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has taken a major step forward in its ongoing effort to enable electronic filing of reports by the regulated community.

December 5‚ 2011 link Candidates spent nearly $14 million during the final days of this year’s legislative elections‚ almost 36 percent of the funds spent during the entire campaign‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

November 30‚ 2011 link One year after they made record contributions in New Jersey‚ “special interest” political action committees (PACs) cut their outlays more than 20 percent in 2010 during an off-election year‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

November 16‚ 2011 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has announced its meeting schedule for 2012.

November 3‚ 2011 link While overall legislative fundraising continues to lag past elections‚ one trend hasn’t changed- battleground districts still are receiving most of the campaign money‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 26‚ 2011 link Starting today‚ candidates vying in the November 8 general election in New Jersey must begin filing “48-hour notices” as they receive late-arriving contributions or loans‚ according to Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 25‚ 2011 link With legislative elections looming‚ county political party committees boosted their financial reserves by nearly $700‚000 but there were continuing signs that fundraising is more difficult than in the past‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

October 19‚ 2011 link With just three weeks until the Nov. 8 election‚ the state’s two major political parties have raised a combined $6.9 million so far this year while spending $5 million‚ according to their latest quarterly reports on campaign finance activity.

October 18‚ 2011 link Legislative candidates have raised and spent slightly less than they did at the same time four years ago while incumbents appear to be gaining an increased advantage over challengers‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

October 5‚ 2011 link ELEC learns that the State Appellate Division has granted its motion to intervene in the case of Margaret Nordstrom v. William “Hank” Lyon.

September 26‚ 2011 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has filed a motion with the state appellate division for leave to intervene in a case in which the Superior Court recently nullified the results of a Morris County freeholder election based in part on alleged campaign finance violations.

September 22‚ 2011 link Legislative candidates raised $194 million and spent $179 million on campaigns since 1999‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

September 15‚ 2011 link Executive Director Jeff Brindle appeared on Thursday‚ September 15 with State Comptroller Matt Boxer at a press conference regarding pay-to-play reform.

July 21‚ 2011 link As the state’s two major parties gear up for fall legislative campaigns‚ county party committees jointly have raised $1.5 million during the past three months and added approximately $300‚000 to their financial reserves‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

July 19‚ 2011 link With legislative elections looming this fall‚ the state’s two major political parties have amassed a combined war-chest of $3.3 million‚ according to their latest reports.

July 6‚ 2011 link Legislative candidates have set aside $13.7 million in reserves as they head toward this fall’s general election. REVISED: July 8‚ 2011

June 3‚ 2011 link With Tuesday’s primary looming‚ legislative candidates from both parties have raised $2.1 million and spent $1.5 million in recent weeks.

May 26‚ 2011 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission filed a civil lawsuit today in the Superior Court of New Jersey seeking repayment of $94‚004 in campaign funds that were used to fund criminal defense costs on behalf of Sharpe James‚ a former Newark mayor and state senator. Link to Complaint link

May 18‚ 2011 link More than 90 percent of all candidates seeking legislative seats in the June 7 primary have filed their personal financial disclosure reports (PFDs)‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

May 16‚ 2011 link Legislative candidates have amassed more than $12 million in campaign reserves as the two major parties vie for control of the 120-seat Legislature for the first time in four years‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

May 3‚ 2011 link With legislative campaigns looming this fall‚ county party committees jointly have $1.0 million in reserve after raising nearly $1.1 million during the first three months of 2011‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

April 19‚ 2011 link As the state’s two major political parties gear up for a fall showdown over all 120 legislative seats‚ the latest reports from their top six fundraising committees show they already have stockpiled a combined $2.2 million for the campaign.

April 6‚ 2011 link Public contractors reported making $9.4 million in political contributions in 2010‚ a 13 percent falloff from a year earlier.

March 9‚ 2011 link Record spending on television and radio advertising campaigns caused a large increase in spending by lobbyists during 2010‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today.

January 24‚ 2011 link County Political Party Committees jointly raised $7.6 million and spent $8.7 million during 2010.

January 20‚ 2011 link New Jersey’s two major political parties and four Legislative Leadership Committees together raised $6.2 million last year and spent $5.9 million‚ according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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