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.

    View Historical Information link

  • Hours of Operation

    Commission:
    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

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

    Email

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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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2016 Reporting Dates link

Current Seminar Training link

Fire Commissioner - February 18, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date Inception of campaign* - 1/17/17 1/20/2017
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 1/18/17 - 2/4/17 2/7/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 2/5/17 - 3/7/17 3/10/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 2/5/2017 through 2/18/2017

April School Board - April 25, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date Inception of campaign* - 3/24/17 3/27/2017
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 3/25/17 - 4/11/17 4/17/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 4/12/17 - 5/12/17 5/15/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 4/12/2017 through 4/25/2017

May Municipal - May 9, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date Inception of campaign* - 4/7/17 4/10/2017
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 4/8/17 - 4/25/17 4/28/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 4/26/17 - 5/26/17 5/30/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 4/26/2017 through 5/9/2017

Runoff (June)** - June 14, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election No Report Required for this Period  
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 4/26/17 - 5/30/17 6/2/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 5/31/17 - 6/30/17 7/3/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 5/31/2017 through 6/13/2017

Primary (90 day start date: March 8, 2017)*** - June 6, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date Inception of campaign* - 5/5/17 5/8/2017
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 5/6/17 - 5/23/17 5/26/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 5/24/17 - 6/23/17 6/26/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 5/24/2017 through 6/6/2017

General (90 day start date: August 9, 2017)*** - November 7, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 6/24/17 - 10/6/17 10/10/2017
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 10/7/17 - 10/24/17 10/27/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 10/25/17 - 11/24/17 11/27/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 10/25/2017 through 11/7/2017

Runoff (December)** - December 5, 2017

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day pre-election No Report Required for this Period  
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 10/25/17 - 11/21/17 11/24/2017
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 11/22/17 - 12/22/17 12/26/2017

48 Hour Notice Reports Start on 11/22/2017 through 12/5/2017

PACs, PCFRs & Campaign Quarterly Filers

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
1st Quarter 1/1/17 - 3/31/17 4/17/2017
2nd Quarter 4/1/17 - 6/30/17 7/17/2017
3rd Quarter 7/1/17 - 9/30/17 10/16/2017
4th Quarter 10/1/17 - 12/31/17 1/16/2018

* Inception Date of Campaign (first time filers) or from January 1, 2017 (Quarterly filers).
** A candidate commitee or joint candidates committee that is filing in a 2017 Runoff election is not required to file a 20-day postelection report for the corresponding prior election (May Municipal or General).
*** Form PFD-1 is due on April 13, 2017 for Primary Election Candidates and June 16, 2017 for Independent General Election Candidates.
Note: A fourth quarter 2016 filing is needed for Primary 2017 candidates if they started their campaign prior to December 8, 2016. A second quarter 2017 filing is needed by Independent/Non-Partisan General Election candidates if they started their campaign prior to May 10, 2017.

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