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

    To report web site problems and web site feedback via email to webmaster.

  • 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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Top 25 Most Expensive Local Races

In New Jersey
Rank Location Year Type Amount (Unadjusted) Amount
(in 2014 dollars)
Key Race
1 Newark  2006 Municipal $11,437,051 $13,439,543 Cory Booker defeats Ronald Rice for mayor.
2 Newark 2014 Municipal $12,562,933 $12,562,933 Ras Baraka defeats Shavar Jeffries for mayor.
3 Newark 2002 Municipal $8,692,816 $11,437,916 Mayor Sharpe James defeats Cory Booker.
4 Newark 2010 Municipal $9,827,153 $10,670,090 Mayor Cory Booker defeats Clifford Minor.
5 Bergen County 2002 County $7,667,682 $10,089,055 Dennis McNerney defeats Henry McNamara for executive.
6 Jersey City 2001 Municipal $5,655,735 $7,561,143 Glenn Cunningham defeats Tom DeGise to become mayor.
7 Jersey City 2009 Municipal $5,889,743 $6,500,820 Mayor Jerramiah Healy defeats Louis Manzo.
8 Jersey City 1989 Municipal $3,041,000 $5,803,435 Gerald McCann defeats Glenn Cunningham for mayor.
9 Essex County 1978 County $1,514,107 $5,505,844 Peter Shapiro defeats Robert Notte for Executive.
10 Jersey City 2013 Municipal $5,269,015 $5,354,690 Steven Fulop defeats Jerramiah Healy for mayor.
11 Bergen County 1986 County $2,374,662 $5,128,860 William McDowell defeats Matthew Feldman for executive.
12 Newark 1998 Municipal $3,265,789 $4,746,786 Mayor Sharpe James defeats Ronald Rice And Mildred Crump.
13 Essex County 2002 County $3,203,840 $4,215,579 Joseph DiVincenzo defeats Thomas Giblin for executive.
14 Newark 1990 Municipal $2,117,287 $3,835,665 Mayor Sharpe James, Unopposed, Reelected.
15 Jersey City 1997 Municipal $2,554,639 $3,767,904 Bret Schundler defeats Jerramiah Healyfor mayor.
16 Jersey City 1985 Municipal $1,658,324 $3,652,696 Anthony Cucci defeats Gerald McCann for mayor.
17 Jersey City 1981 Municipal $1,347,568 $3,509,292 Gerald McCann defeats Walter Sheil for mayor.
18 Newark 1986 Municipal $1,598,783 $3,453,095 Sharpe James defeats Mayor Kenneth Gibson.
19 Essex County 1986 County $1,558,418 $3,365,914 Nicholas Amato defeats Executive Peter Shapiro.
20 Bergen County 2010 County $3,092,145 $3,357,378 Kathleen Donovan defeats Executive Dennis McNerney
21 Jersey City 1977 Municipal $855,638 $3,342,336 Thomas FX Smith defeats William Macci for mayor.
22 Jersey City 2005 Municipal $2,720,386 $3,297,438 Mayor Jerramiah Healy defeats MelissaHolloway.
23 Camden County 1994 County $1,981,926 $3,166,016 Michael McLaughlin defeats Sheriff William Simon.
24 Essex County 1994 County $1,972,253 $3,150,564 James Treffinger defeats Cardell Cooper for executive.
25 Hoboken 2009 Municipal $2,845,551 $3,140,785 Peter Cammarano defeats Dawn Zimmer for mayor.

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