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.

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    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

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News Room

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

August 16 2022 Press Release August 01 2022 Former Governor Jim McGreevey said he supports expanded disclosure laws for independent groups that are increasingly dominating elections while acknowledging “there’s a natural tendency to not want to disclose.”

August 01 2022 Press Release August 01 2022 County party committees are headed into the fall campaign season with the second largest mid-year cash reserves since 2003‚ according to an analysis of reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 20 2022 Press Release July 20 2022 With no state elections this year‚ the so-called “Big Six” fund-raising committees reached the year’s mid-point with slightly below average fund-raising and spending‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

July 11 2022 Press Release July 11 2022 Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman said she strongly supports expanded public disclosure by special interest groups that are spending fast-rising sums on New Jersey elections independently of parties or candidates.

May 04 2022 Press Release May 04 2022 County party committees are heading into a federal election year with their largest combined cash reserves in more than a decade‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)..

April 21 2022 Press Release April 21 2022 After shelling out $17 million on the 2021 elections‚ the so–called “Big Six” fund–raising committees ended the first quarter of 2022 with a combined $1.3 million in cash reserves‚ according to quarterly reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

April 07 2022 Press Release April 07 2022 Contributions from public contractors shot up 12 percent in 2021 to $9.7 million during a year when both the governor’s seat and all 120 legislative posts were in contention‚ according to annual disclosure reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

March 10 2022 Press Release January 19 2021 Spending by New Jersey lobbyists during 2021 totaled $93.7 million‚ a drop of more than $13 million from 2020‚ according to annual reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

February 03 2022 Press Release January 19 2021 A flood of large campaign checks from outside New Jersey helped fatten county party coffers to their largest totals since the last gubernatorial election in 2017‚ according to fourth quarter reports filed for 2021 with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 20 2022 Press Release January 19 2021 The so–called “Big Six” fund–raising committees raised $16.9 million during the 2021 gubernatorial election year‚ the highest amount since 2011 when the inflation–adjusted total was $18.6 million‚ according to the year–end reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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Advisories

August 10 2022 Press Release August 10 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has cancelled the Commission meeting set for August 16, 2022.

August 03 2022 Press Release August 03 2022 Seven municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $2‚950.40 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

July 20 2022 Press Release July 13 2022 On July 13‚ 2022‚ four non-filer complaints were issued against candidates for the 2020 primary election for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

July 13 2022 Press Release July 13 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ July 19‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

July 07 2022 Press Release July 07 2022 On Wednesday‚ July 20‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the second quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees of 2022‚ filed on or before July 15‚ 2022‚ 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 2022 Press Release July 07 2022 One state assembly and five municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $4‚780.24 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

June 30 2022 Press Release June 30 2022 On Tuesday‚ July 19‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the second quarterly report (Form Q–4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before July 11‚ 2022‚ 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.

June 15 2022 Press Release June 15 2022 On June 8‚ 2022‚ 101 non-filer complaints were issued against candidates for the 2020 municipal and primary elections for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

June 14 2022 Press Release June 14 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ June 21‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

June 01 2022 Press Release June 01 2022 One mayoral and four municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $1‚240.56 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

May 26 2022 Press Release May 26 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2022 June Runoff Election.

May 11 2022 Press Release May 11 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ May 17‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

May 04 2022 Press Release May 04 2022 One mayoral and nine municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $11‚607.92 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

May 03 2022 Press Release May 03 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2022 Primary Election.

April 13 2022 Press Release April 13 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ April 19‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

April 12 2022 Press Release April 12 2022 On Thursday‚ April 21‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the first quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees of 2022‚ filed on or before April 18‚ 2022‚ 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 07 2022 Press Release April 07 2022 On Tuesday‚ April 19‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the first quarterly report (Form Q–4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before April 11‚ 2022‚ 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 2022 Press Release April 06 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the 2022 May Municipal Election.

April 06 2022 Press Release April 06 2022 One county surrogate and eight municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $5‚180.91 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

March 24 2022 Press Release March 24 2022 On Thursday‚ April 7‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the Business Entity Annual Statements‚ due to be filed by March 30‚ 2022‚ 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 15 2022 Press Release March 15 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has announced the following disclosure calendar for reports filed by candidates and committees participating in the April School Board Election.

March 09 2022 Press Release March 09 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ March 15‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey. The public can participate via GoToWebinar.**

March 09 2022 Press Release March 09 2022 Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.27‚ any for-profit business entity that has received $50‚000 or more in a calendar year through agreements or contracts with public entities‚ must file an annual disclosure statement (Form BE) with the Commission.

March 02 2022 Press Release March 02 2022 One state assembly‚ one mayoral‚ one county registrar of deeds‚ and nine municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $5‚424.17 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

February 24 2022 Press Release February 24 2022 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 09 2022 Press Release February 09 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ February 15‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton‚ New Jersey. The public can participate via GoToWebinar.**

February 02 2022 Press Release February 02 2022 One Senate‚ two mayoral‚ a county political party committee‚ and five municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $81‚897.40 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

January 12 2022 Press Release January 12 2022 On Thursday‚ January 20‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the fourth quarterly report of the State Political Party Committees and the Legislative Leadership Committees of 2021‚ filed on or before January 18‚ 2022‚ 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.

January 12 2022 Press Release January 12 2022 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ January 18‚ 2022 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th floor in Trenton‚ New Jersey. The public can participate via GoToWebinar.**

January 05 2022 Press Release January 05 2022 On Tuesday‚ January 18‚ 2022 at 10:00 a.m.‚ the fourth quarterly report (Form Q–4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ filed on or before January 10‚ 2022‚ 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.

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