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    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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News Room Archive

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.


Analytical and Topical Press Releases

December 17, 2015 link New Jersey-only contributions by special interest political action committees (PACs) fell to $11.1 million in 2014, a 50 percent slump after a major state election year in 2013, according to a new analysis by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

December 2, 2015 link A heavy dose of independent special interest spending drove the cost of this year’s legislative general election above $30 million, according to a new analysis of disclosure reports by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). The spending, which still is considered preliminary, already has established a record high for a year with just Assembly members running.

October 30‚ 2015 link County party coffers continue to feel the pinch of several trends that have caused a steady decline in party fundraising during the past decade‚ according to the latest reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 30‚ 2015 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is proposing a new rule to set forth that “sufficient public interest” for a public hearing on Commission rulemaking is shown when at least 20 individuals submit written requests to hold a public hearing to present data‚ arguments or views that raise a substantial issue as to the impact of the proposal that has not been anticipated by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing amendments to its regulations to require governmental affairs agents and represented entities to file lobbying forms and reports electronically.

October 29‚ 2015 link With both parties grappling over a handful of legislative districts as the state Assembly election nears its final weekend‚ independent spending by special interest groups is playing a major role in those targeted areas‚ according to a new analysis of disclosure reports by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 19‚ 2015 link Fundraising by the “Big Six” fundraising committees has fallen more than 50 percent since the last time the state Assembly was running alone on the ballot in 1999‚ according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 13‚ 2015 link Heavy spending by independent special interest groups is driving up the cost of this year’s Assembly campaigns‚ according to an analysis of the first wave of reports filed for the fall general election.

September 29‚ 2015 link An unprecedented wave of independent special interest spending drove the cost of the 2013 legislative general election to $53.3 million‚ the most ever without adjusting for inflation‚ according to a new analysis by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 28‚ 2015 link Fundraising by county party officials is lagging behind the pace of three previous election years despite state assembly and county elections this fall‚ according to the latest reports filed with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 17‚ 2015 link With voters set to decide who fills 80 state Assembly seats this fall‚ the “Big Six” fundraising committees have built up a combined cash reserve of $2.2 million‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

June 30‚ 2015 link With 80 state Assembly seats up for reelection this fall‚ candidates report having about $6.6 million in cash leftover from the primary election that can be rolled over to the general election campaign‚ the most since at least 2011- ELEC analysis.

June 11 ‚ 2015 link Ninety-one percent of the candidates who sought legislative seats in the June 2 primary filed personal financial disclosure reports (PFDs)- ELEC analysis.

June 2‚ 2015 link A bill requiring New Jersey employers to provide paid sick leave appeared to be the most heavily lobbied legislative initiative in 2014- ELEC analysis.

May 28‚ 2015 link A flurry of independent spending in the 20th legislative district has enlivened this year’s state Assembly primary elections- ELEC analysis.

May 11‚ 2015 link Candidates for the state Assembly have raised $11.5 million‚ spent $6.2 million and have set aside $5.2 million for the June 2 primary election‚ according to new reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 30‚ 2015 link With both county and state elections looming this year‚ county party fundraising for the first quarter of 2015 is slightly ahead of similar totals from the past three years- ELEC analysis.

April 17‚ 2015 link With 80 state Assembly seats in contention this fall‚ the “Big Six” fundraising committees have amassed a combined reserve of $1.6 million- ELEC analysis.

April 7‚ 2015 link Contributions by public contractors in 2014 fell 15 percent to $9.1 million in a year when no state officials were running for reelection- ELEC analysis.

March 27‚ 2015 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today ELEC is proposing to raise governmental affairs agent’s annual registration fees to $575.00.

March 5‚ 2015 link Total lobbying expenditures in New Jersey fell by $5.1 million in 2014‚ an 8.1 percent decrease compared to the previous year- ELEC analysis.

January 29‚ 2015 link County party committees collectively spent $7.6 million during 2014‚ the second lowest total since 2001- ELEC analysis.

January 22‚ 2015 link Newark and Jersey City have been the state’s top political battlegrounds among municipalities and counties during the past 40 years- ELEC Analysis.

January 20‚ 2015 link With no statewide elections in 2014‚ combined campaign finance activity of the so-called “Big Six” committees dipped to the lowest level in at least 8 years- ELEC analysis.

January 16‚ 2015 link A state Appellate Court today reaffirmed that former Newark Mayor and state Senator Sharpe James and treasurer Cheryl Johnson violated campaign finance laws when they took $94‚004 from a campaign account to pay for criminal defense costs.

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Announcement Press Releases

December 16, 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today December 16, 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

December 9, 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15,2015, at the Commission's office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

December 3, 2015 link The Third Quarter Lobbying Report Summary and scanned Quarterly Reports are now available for review on the Commission’s website.

December 2, 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today December 2, 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

November 18‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has announced its meeting schedule for 2016.

November 18‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today November 18‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

November 12‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ November 17‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

November 4‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today November 4‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

October 21‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today October 21‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

October 14‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00
a.m. on Tuesday‚ October 20‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

October 9‚ 2015 link The third quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Leadership Committees and the third quarterly report of 2015 political party committees‚ continuing political committees‚ and campaign committees will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s website and at 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ in Trenton‚ NJ.

October 7‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today October 7‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

September 30‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2015 General Election.

September 24‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 1:00 pm on Monday‚ September 28‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ in Trenton.

September 9‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ September 15‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

September 3‚ 2015 link The Second Quarter Lobbying Report Summary and scanned Quarterly Reports are now available for review on the Commission’s website.

September 2‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today September 2‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

August 12‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled the Commission meeting scheduled for August 18‚ 2015.

August 5‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today August 5‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

July 15‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ July 21‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

July 9‚ 2015 link On Friday‚ July 17‚ 2015 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the second quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Leadership Committees‚ filed on or before July 15‚ 2015‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us) and at 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ in Trenton‚ NJ.

July 1‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today July 1‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

June 17‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today June 17‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

June 12‚ 2015 link On Tuesday‚ June 16‚ 2015 at 10:00 a.m.‚ Personal Financial Disclosure Statements filed by independent legislative candidates who are participating in the 2015 General Election will be available for public inspection on ELEC’s website at www.elec.state.nj.us.

June 10 ‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ June 16‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

June 4‚ 2015 link The First Quarter Lobbying Report Summary and scanned Quarterly Reports are now available for review on the Commission’s website.

June 3‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today June 3‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

May 27‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by the candidates and committees participating in the 2015 June Runoff Election.

May 19‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ May 26‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

May 06‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today May 6‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

April 30‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2015 Primary Election.

April 15‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ April 21‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

April 9‚ 2015 link On Friday‚ April 17‚ 2015 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the first quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Leadership Committees‚ filed on or before April 15‚ 2015‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us) and at 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ in Trenton‚ NJ.

April 9‚ 2015 link On Monday‚ April 13‚ 2015 at 10:00 a.m.‚ Personal Financial Disclosure Statements filed by legislative candidates who are participating in the 2015 Primary Election will be available for public inspection on ELEC’s website at www.elec.state.nj.us.

April 8 ‚ 2015 link Executive Director Jeffrey M. Brindle announced today that the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (Commission) is changing the date of the public hearing to be held concerning the proposed annual registration fee for governmental affairs agents‚ increasing the annual registration fee for governmental affairs agents to $575.00‚ see N.J.A.C. 19:25-20.20.

April 6‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2015 May Municipal Election.

April 1‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today April 1‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

March 30‚ 2015 link On Tuesday‚ April 7‚ 2015‚ the Business Entity Annual Statements‚ due to be filed by March 30‚ 2015‚ will be available on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us). These reports represent the disclosure of contract and contribution activity by business entities that have received $50‚000 or more in the aggregate through public contracts and agreements in calendar year 2014.

March 11‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ March 17‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

March 5‚ 2015 link The Fourth Quarter Lobbying Report Summary and scanned Quarterly Reports are now available for review on the Commission’s website.

March 4‚ 2015 link In anticipation of the impending inclement weather on Thursday‚ March 5‚ 2015.

March 4‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today March 4‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

February 27‚ 2015 link The Annual Reports of Lobbying Activity filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) reflect the financial activities of represented entities‚ governmental affairs agents‚ and persons or groups communicating with the general public (grassroots lobbying).

February 17‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 10:00 A.M.‚ Friday‚ February 20‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s offices at 28 West State Street‚ 12th floor‚ in Trenton.

February 11‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ February 17‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

February 5‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 9:00 A.M.‚ Thursday‚ February 12‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s offices at 28 West State Street‚ 12th floor‚ in Trenton.

February 4‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today February 4‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 22‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 2:00 p.m.‚ Friday‚ January 23‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

January 21‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today January 21‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 14‚ 2015 link The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ January 20‚ 2015‚ at the Commission’s office at 28 West State Street‚ 12th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

January 9‚ 2015 link On Tuesday‚ January 20‚ 2015 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the fourth quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Leadership Committees filed on or before January 15‚ 2015 will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.state.nj.us) and at 28 West State Street‚ 13th floor‚ in Trenton‚ NJ.

January 7‚ 2015 link New enforcement actions are now available for review today January 7‚ 2015 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission‚ Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

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