• 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

    9:00 am-5:00 pm‚ Monday - Friday

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


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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


Qualification Threshold and Contribution Limit

Year Qualification Threshold 1 Contribution Limit 2
2017 $430,000.00 $4,300.00
2013 $380,000.00 $3,800.00
2009 $340,000.00 $3,400.00
2005 $300,000.00 $3,000.00
2001 $260,000.00 $2,600.00
1997 $210,000.00 $2,100.00
1993 $177,000.00 $1,800.00
1989 $150,000.00 $1,500.00
1985 $50,000.00 $800.00
1981 $50,000.00 $800.00
1977 $40,000.00 $600.00

1 In order to qualify to receive public matching funds, a gubernatorial candidate must show that he or she has deposited and expended the qualification threshold amount established for that gubernatorial election year.

2 Each gubernatorial candidate may not accept more than the established contribution amount limit from any one source per election.

NOTE: Every four years, the commission is required by law to conduct a study of the impact of inflation on election costs and make adjustments to the Campaign Reporting Act that affect certain thresholds and limits. These adjustments usually become effective in December the year before the gubernatorial elections.