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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  • Hours of Operation

    Commission:
    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

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Request an Advisory Opinion

Advisory Opinion Request Form for Candidates and Committees link

A person, committee, or entity subject to any provision of the “New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act,” N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq. is entitled to request that the Commission through its Legal Counsel provide an advisory opinion as to whether or not a contemplated action or set of facts give rise to an obligation to report campaign activity. See N.J.S.A. 19:44A-16f and Commission regulations N.J.A.C. 19:25-18.1 and 18.2.

The requestor must have standing to ask the question, that is, the requestor must show that the filing or other statutory requirements of the person or entity will be directly affected by the outcome. The request must concern future, contemplated activity, not actions that have already been taken. Generally, a request that raises a question of law that has been previously decided or does not raise any new issues will not give rise to a formal advisory opinion, but will be referred to the staff of the Compliance Division for response.

The request must be in writing and be signed by the person submitting it. The request must contain an original signature; therefore, the request can not be faxed to the Commission. Click here for the Advisory Opinion Request Form for Candidates and Committees or contact the Compliance staff at the Commission for a copy of the form at 1 (888) 313-ELEC (toll free within NJ) or (609) 292-8700.

Questions arising under “The Gubernatorial, Legislative Disclosure Statement Act,” N.J.S.A. 19:44B-1 et seq., or the “Uniform Recall Act,” N.J.S.A. 19:27A-1 et seq. may be accepted for advisory opinion action at the Commission's discretion.

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Advisory Opinion Request Form for Lobbying link

At the discretion of the Commission, a person, governmental affairs agent, or entity may request an advisory opinion as to whether or not a contemplated action or set of facts gives rise to the obligation to register and report pursuant to the “Legislative and Governmental Process Activities Disclosure Act,” N.J.S.A. 52:13C-18 et seq.

The requestor must have standing to ask the question, that is, the requestor must show that the filing or other statutory requirements of the requesting person, governmental affairs agent, or entity will be directly affected by the outcome. The request must concern future, contemplated activity, not actions that have already been taken. Generally, a request that raises a question of law that has been previously decided or does not raise any new issues will not give rise to a formal advisory opinion, but will be referred to the staff of the Compliance Division for response.

The request must be made in writing and be signed by the person submitting it. The request must contain an original signature; therefore, the request can not be faxed to the Commission. Click here for the Advisory Opinion Request Form for Lobbying or contact the Compliance staff at the Commission for a copy of the form at 1 (888) 313-ELEC (toll free within NJ) or (609) 292-8700.

Access recently issued Advisory Opinions.

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