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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    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.

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    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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Gubernatorial Public Financing Overview

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. See Cost Index Reports.

Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

2013 Primary

$3,500,000.00

$5,600,000.00

1

0

$1,821,199.00

2013 General

$8,200,000.00

$12,200,000.00

2

1

$9,990,160.00

2013 Totals
   
3

1

$11,811,359.00

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

2009 Primary

$3,100,000.00

$5,000,000.00

2

1

$5,809,978.46

2009 General

$7,300,000.00

$10,900,000.00

2

1

$8,418,866.04

2009 Totals
   
4

2

$14,228,844.50

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

2005 Primary

$2,700,000.00

$4,400,000.00

6

-

$6,488,677.90

2005 General

$6,400,000.00

$9,600,000.00

1

-

$431,850.00

2005 Totals
   
7

0

$6,920,527.90

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

2001 Primary

$3,700,000.00

$5,900,000.00

3

3

$11,100,000.00

2001 General

$5,600,000.00

$8,400,000.00

2

2

$11,200,000.00

2001 Totals
   
5

5

$22,300,000.00

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1997 Primary

$1,860,000.00

$3,100,000.00

4

3

$6,638,216.00

1997 General

$4,600,000.00

$6,900,000.00

3

2

$9,789,134.02

1997 Totals
   
7

5

$16,427,350.02

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1993 Primary

$1,600,000.00

$2,600,000.00

4

3

$5,632,211.24

1993 General

$3,900,000.00

$5,900,000.00

2

2

$7,800,000.00

1993 Totals
   
6

5

$13,432,211.24

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1989 Primary

$1,350,000.00

$2,200,000.00

8

5

$8,658,782.60

1989 General

$3,300,000.00

$5,000,000.00

2

2

$6,600,000.00

1989 Totals
   
10

7

$15,258,782.60

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1985 Primary

$643,572.40

$1,126,251.70

6

4

$3,620,835.68

1985 General

$1,287,144.80

$2,252,503.40

2

1

$2,568,227.98

1985 Totals
   
8

5

$6,189,063.66

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1981 Primary

$599,975.80

$1,049,957.65

16

5

$6,373,659.18

1981 General

$1,199,951.60

$2,099,915.30

2

2

$2,399,903.20

1981 Totals
   
18

7

$8,773,562.48

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Election

Public Funds Cap per Candidate

Expenditure Limit
# of Candidates
Receiving Public Funds
# of Candidates Receiving
Maximum Public Funds

Public Funds Distributed

1977 General

No Limit

$1,518,575.50

2

-

$2,070,816.00

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  • Total Number of Candidates Receiving Public Funds: 70
  • Total Number of Candidates Receiving Maximum Public Funds: 31
  • Total Public Funds Distributed: $2,070,816.00

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