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

2012 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 10‚ 2012 link Spending on 2012 school elections fell to the lowest point since 2001 due to a change in state law that led to far fewer school districts holding public votes on their budgets.

October 23‚ 2012 link County party committees continued to tread water as national politics dominates New Jersey elections this year and the parties don’t appear to be focusing yet on next year’s gubernatorial and legislative showdown.

October 17‚ 2012 link The so-called “Big Six” committees of the two major parties have raised slightly more than $4 million so far this year and spent slightly less‚ according to reports that disclose their campaign finance activities since January 1.

September 12‚ 2012 link Special interest political action committees (PACs) in 2011 contributed more than $18 million to New Jersey campaigns‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

September 4‚ 2012 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing amendments concerning posting Personal Financial Disclosure Statements on the Commission’s web site and eliminating the need to file copies.

September 4‚ 2012 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing amendments concerning electronic filing of annual reports (represented entities and governmental affairs agents‚ and persons communicating with the general public)‚ and “represented entity” substituted for “lobbyist.”

August 22‚ 2012 link An Essex County Superior Court judge has ruled that former Newark Mayor and state Senator Sharpe James violated state campaign finance laws when he took $94‚004 from a campaign account to pay for criminal defense costs.

August 15‚ 2012 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing amendments concerning inflationary campaign cost adjustments for non-Gubernatorial and Gubernatorial candidates and committees.

August 7‚ 2012 link Many candidates and treasurers now can quickly figure out what forms they need to file with the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) using a new electronic short-cut available on the agency’s web site.

August 2‚ 2012 link Copies of all 650 advisory opinions issued by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) since 1973 now can be viewed on the agency’s web site‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

July 25‚ 2012 link With federal elections dominating New Jersey politics this year‚ county party committees reported a modest amount of campaign finance activity during the first six months of 2012‚ jointly raising and spending about $2.1 million during that period‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 18‚ 2012 link The tempo of fundraising by the so-called “Big Six” committees- the two state parties and four legislative leadership PACs- picked up during the past three months as they raised a combined $1.7 million during the quarter.

July 12‚ 2012 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) is now on Facebook and Twitter.

June 19‚ 2012 link Contributors could give a maximum of $3‚800 per election to gubernatorial candidates in 2013 under new inflation-adjusted limits and thresholds established today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

June 12‚ 2012 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing new rules and amendments concerning public financing for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

April 23‚ 2012 link County party committees jointly reported raising and spending less than $1 million during the first quarter of 2012.

April 18‚ 2012 link The so-called “Big Six” committees of the two major parties took a breather during the first quarter of 2012‚ spending only about $1.6 million combined.

April 13‚ 2012 link Online training is now available for candidates and treasurers at the web site of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 5‚ 2012 link Public contractors reported making $9.6 million** in political contributions in 2011‚ a 1** percent decline from a year earlier‚ according to Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

March 21‚ 1012 link In the latest of numerous recent initiatives undertaken by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ quarterly reports detailing activities by registered lobbyists will now be available on the Commission’s web site

March 7‚ 2012 link Fueled for the second straight year by heavy mass media advertising‚ lobbyist spending soared to a record $73 million in 2011‚ Jeff Brindle‚ Executive Director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today.

February 7‚ 2012 link The state appellate division today issued a ruling that upholds the authority of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) to enforce the state’s campaign finance laws.

January 31‚ 2012 link With all 120 legislative seats at stake in 2011‚ county party committees jointly raised and spent about $8.5 million‚ a significant drop from the previous election when both legislative houses were in contention‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 20‚ 2012 link The so-called “Big Six” committees of the two major political parties raised and spent more than $15 million last year when all 120 legislative seats were up for reelection‚ according to their latest quarterly reports on campaign finance activity.

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