• 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

    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


White Paper Series

The Commission has produced a series of White Papers providing an overview of campaign financing and lobbying trends in New Jersey. These white papers contain summary information as well as analytical data going as far back as 1977. They range in topics that cover trends in legislative financing; lobbying activity; to financing local elections. Browse through the selections located on this page. White papers can also be obtained from the Commission by calling (609) 292-8700 or writing to ELEC‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ NJ 08625-0185.

Number 26: link Legislative Elections 2013: Big Spending‚ Little Change Plus a History of Self-financing By Legislators and Others

Number 25: link Top Local Elections in New Jersey – A Tale of Two Cities and More

Number 24: link Independents' Day: Seeking Disclosure in a New Era of Unlimited Special Interest Spending.

Number 23: link Legislative General Elections 2011 – Rise of the Independents

Number 22: link Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: Fundraising in the Era of Pay–to–Play Reform‚ Self–Funders and Recession • 1999–2009 3rd Volume.

Number 21: link School Elections Campaign Financing: An Update. REVISED.

Number 20: link Legislative General Elections 2007: An Analysis of Trends in State Senate and Assembly Elections.

Number 19: link The 2005 Assembly Election: New Trends on the Horizon?

Number 18: link Local Campaign Financing: An Analysis of Trends in Communities Large and Small

Number 17: link Legislative Election 2003: The Rise of Party–Oriented Campaigning

Number 16: link A Resurgent Party System: Repartyization Takes Hold

Number 15: link School Board Campaign Financing

Number 14: link Local Campaign Financing

Number 13: link Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1987–1997‚ 2nd Volume

Number 12: link Repartyization: The Rebirth of County Organizations

Number 11: link State Parties and Legislative Leadership Committees: An Analysis 1994–1995

Number 10: link Nonconnected‚ Ideological PACs in the Garden State

Number 9: link Legislative Candidates: How They Spend their Money

Number 8: link Technology in The Future: Strengthening Disclosure

Number 7: link Is There a PAC Plague in New Jersey?

Number 6: link Autonomy and Jurisdiction

Number 5: link Lobbying Reform

Number 4: link Ideas for an Alternate Funding Source

Number 3: link Legislative Public Financing

Number 2: link Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1977–1987

Number 1: link Contribution Limits and Prohibited Contributions