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

    Email

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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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Top 10 Most Expensive Legislative Races

By Spending
Rank District Counties Year Democrats Republicans Independent Groups Total Spending Total Spending
(Inflation Adj.)
Winners
1 3 Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland* 2017 $4,125,878 $196,269 $14,421,793 $18,743,940 $18,743,940 Democrats
2 4 Camden/Gloucester 2003 $4,570,686 $1,571,755   $6,142,441 $8,169,881 Democrats
3 12 Monmouth 2007 $5,057,798 $906,141   $5,963,939 $7,039,445 Republicans
4 1 Cape May/Cumberland 2007 $3,605,195 $1,370,577   $4,975,772 $6,618,128 Democrats
5 2 Atlantic** 2011 $3,519,935 $2,069,512 $209,762 $5,806,467 $6,317,420 Split
6 38 Bergen/ Passaic 2013 $2,713,003 $976,179 $2,221,136 $5,910,318 $6,209,085 Democrats
7 3 Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland  2003 $3,943,220 $605,083   $4,548,302 $6,049,563 Democrats
8 38 Bergen/Passaic 2011 $3,214,496 $1,483,318 $485,685 $5,183,499 $5,639,632 Democrats
9 2 Atlantic 2005 $2,832,527 $1,626,104   $4,458,631 $5,605,113 Split
10 3 Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland  2001 $2,828,825 $1,111,453   $3,940,278 $5,448,113 Democrats

*As of November 2017, the race appeared to be the most expensive state legislative race ever nationally as well as in New Jersey.
**Includes $7,258 in spending by independent candidate.

Last update: March 26, 2018

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