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

    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.

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    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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All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292-8700 or subscribe to receive ELEC News via email


Analytical and Topical Press Releases

November 01 2018 Press Release November 01 2018 County parties combined are having their best fund-raising success during a federal election year in about a decade, according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

October 17 2018 Press Release October 17 2018 The so-called Big Six ended the first three quarters of the year with the best fund-raising totals since 2012 when comparing other recent years without statewide, non-federal elections, according to new reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

September 12 2018 Press Release September 12 2018 The top 25 special interest groups in 2017 spent more than $74 million trying to influence elections and government policy in New Jersey, according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

August 01 2018 Press Release August 01 2018 With fall elections looming, county political parties are sitting on a collective cash reserve of nearly $2.8 million after the first six months of 2018, an 86 percent increase from four years earlier, according to reports filed with the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 18 2018 Press Release July 10 2018 Despite the absence of state elections this fall, the so-called Big Six committees through two quarters combined have raised and spent the most money in more than five years, according to the latest reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 07 2018 Press Release April 18 2018 County political parties emerged from last year’s elections in a slightly better financial position than most recent years, according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 18 2018 Press Release April 18 2018 A one-time outlay related to the gubernatorial inaugural pushed first quarter fund-raising and spending for “Big Six” committees to a decade-long high, according to disclosure reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 09 2018 Press Release April 09 2018 Contributions by public contractors in 2017 surged for the first time in four years as major state elections for governor and all 120 legislative seats brought out the checkbooks, according to a new analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 03 2018 Press Release April 03 2018 Heavy independent spending in the 2015 legislative election helped spur an unexpected shakeup in the state Assembly and offers more evidence that such “freelancing” by special interest groups is playing an ever-larger role in New Jersey politics, according to a new report by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

March 08 2018 Press Release March 08 2018 A bevy of contentious issues in the state capitol has prompted several special interest groups to spend record sums lobbying state officials, according to an analysis of annual lobbying reports released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

February 01 2018 Press Release February  01 2018 Spending by county political parties in 2017 reached its highest point in nearly a decade as an open gubernatorial seat drew national attention and both legislative houses faced reelection, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 18 2018 Press Release January 18 2018 Spending by the so-called “Big Six” committees totaled $13.3 million in 2017 but the amount was dwarfed by independent special interest spending, according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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November 14 2018 Press Release November 14 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

November 07 2018 Press Release November 07 2018 Eleven municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling approximately $5,296 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

November 02 2018 Press Release November 02 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

October 17 2018 Press Release October 17 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

October 10 2018 Press Release October 09 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

October 09 2018 Press Release October 09 2018 On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the third quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees, filed on or before October 15, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

October 05 2018 Press Release October 05 2018 On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the third quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before October 10, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

October 03 2018 Press Release October 03 2018The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2018 General Election.

October 03 2018 Press Release October 03 2018 An independent expenditure committee, three legislative, 5 mayoral, and 43 municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling approximately $19,662 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

September 12 2018 Press Release August 15 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

September 05 2018 Press Release August 15 2018 The Election Law Enforcement Commission issued one complaint on August 29, 2018 against a candidate for county freeholder and its campaign treasurer for late filing of campaign finance reports. Late filing of reports may result in the imposition of a civil penalty.

August 01 2018 Press Release August 01 2018 Two legislative and 17 municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling approximately $26,857 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

July 18 2018 Press Release July 18 2018 The Election Law Enforcement Commission issued one complaint on July 11, 2018 against a municipal political party committee and its organizational treasurer for late filing of campaign finance reports. Late filing of reports may result in the imposition of a civil penalty.

July 11 2018 Press Release July 11 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

July 10 2018 Press Release July 10 2018 On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the second quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees, filed on or before July 16, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

July 06 2018 Press Release July 06 2018 On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the second quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before July 10, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

July 05 2018 Press Release July 05 2018 Three legislative and four municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $3,980 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

June 13 2018 Press Release June 13 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

June 06 2018 Press Release June 06 2018 A continuing political committee and seven municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $121,989 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

May 25 2018 Press Release May 25 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2018 June Runoff Election.

May 09 2018 Press Release May 09 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

May 02 2018 Press Release May 02 2018 New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2018 Primary Election.

May 02 2018 Press Release May 02 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today May 2, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

April 18 2018 Press Release April 18 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today April 18, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

April 11 2018 Press Release April 11 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

April 10 2018 Press Release April 10 2018 On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the first quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees, filed on or before April 16, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

April 06 2018 Press Release April 06 2018 On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the first quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before April 10, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

April 04 2018 Press Release April 04 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today April 4, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

April 04 2018 Press Release April 04 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2018 May Municipal Election.

March 23 2018 Press Release March 23 2018 On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Business Entity Annual Statements, due to be filed by April 2, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website and at its offices at 25 S. Stockton Street, 5th floor in Trenton.

March 22 2018 Press Release March 21 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 22, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

March 14 2018 Press Release March 14 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

March 08 2018 Press Release March 08 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today March 8, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

March 02 2018 Press Release March 02 2018 A report disclosing the campaign finance activities of Governor Phil Murphy’s 2018 inaugural committee is now available on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

February 23 2018 Press Release February  23 2018 The Annual Lobbying Reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) reflect the financial activities of represented entities, governmental affairs agents, and persons or groups communicating with the general public (grassroots lobbying).

February 21, 2018 Press Release February 15 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today February 21, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

February 15, 2018 Press Release February 15 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

February 07, 2018 Press Release February 07 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today February 7, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 17, 2018 Press Release January 17 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today January 17, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.

January 10, 2018 Press Release January 10 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11 :00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

January 10, 2018 Press Release January 10 2018 On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the fourth quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees, the Leadership Committees and any gubernatorial candidate committees filing quarterly reports, filed on or before January 16, 2018 will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.nj.gov) and at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

January 09, 2018 Press Release January 09 2018 On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the fourth quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents, filed on or before January 10, 2018, will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website (www.elec.nj.gov) and at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

January 05, 2018 Press Release January 05 2018 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a telephonic meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Commission's office at 25 South Stockton Street, 5th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey.

January 03, 2018 Press Release January 03 2018 Updates to enforcement actions are now available for review today January 3, 2018 on the website of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Executive Director Jeff Brindle announced today.