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.

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    General information and Help Desk at: (609) 292–8700

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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

July 11 2024 Press Release July 11 2024 An unsuccessful 2016 ballot question that tried to convince voters to allow two new casinos in northern New Jersey remains the most expensive referendum in state history, according to an updated ranking.

June 18 2024 Press Release June 18 2024 Contributors to candidates for governor will be able to give up to $5‚800 per election in 2025 under new inflation-adjusted limits and thresholds set by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 02 2024 Press Release May 01 2024 First quarter fund-raising by county party committees was the highest in a decade as higher contribution limits have made it easier for officials to amass donor dollars‚ according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

May 01 2024 Press Release May 01 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today issued its Annual Report to the Legislature and‚ in a unanimous‚ bi-partisan vote‚ has called for increased pre-election transparency by independent expenditure committees as one of three legislative recommendations.

April 24 2024 Press Release March 24 2024 Political contributions by public contractors shot up 15 percent in 2023 in a year when there was a legislative election and a new law that let them give more.

March 18 2024 Press Release March 18 2024 Fundraising and spending totals for the so-called “Big Six” committees- the two state parties and four legislative leadership committees- are at their lowest level since 2020 as they begin to rebuild coffers for upcoming elections.

March 12 2024 Press Release March 12 2024 New Jersey lobbyists in 2023 spent $96.1 million on efforts to shape‚ kill or advance legislation‚ a one percent increase above the previous year‚ according to annual reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

February 15 2024 Press Release February 15 2024 An overhaul of state campaign finance laws last year made it easier for county party officials to raise money and replenish their bank accounts‚ according to an analysis of reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

January 24 2024 Press Release January 24 2024 The two state political parties and four legislative leadership committees got a significant boost in the 2023 general election under higher contribution limits enacted in April 2023‚ according to an analysis by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

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Advisories

July 10 2024 Press Release July 10 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ July 16‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

July 05 2024 Press Release July 05 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today has made public its Opinion on Amended Order to Show Cause involving William G. “Bill” Spadea‚ a candidate for the 2025 gubernatorial primary election.

July 03 2024 Press Release July 03 2024 Two municipal candidates must pay fines and fees for violations of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

June 24 2024 Press Release June 24 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday‚ June 28‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

June 21 2024 Press Release June 21 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has rescheduled to 9 a.m. Friday June 28‚ 2024 a hearing on whether a declared gubernatorial candidate’s media airtime constitutes an indirect financial benefit to his campaign.

June 20 2024 Press Release June 20 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday‚ June 26‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

June 20 2024 Press Release June 20 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has issued an Order to Show Cause and scheduled a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 26‚ 2024 on whether a declared gubernatorial candidate’s media airtime constitutes an indirect financial benefit to his campaign.

June 12 2024 Press Release June 12 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ June 18‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

June 05 2024 Press Release June 05 2024 One mayoral and six municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $2‚125.00 for violations of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

May 21 2024 Press Release May 21 2024 Thomas H. Prol‚ chair of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)‚ announced today the appointment of Amanda S. Haines as the Commission’s new Executive Director.

May 14 2024 Press Release May 14 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ May 21‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

May 01 2024 Press Release May 01 2024 Two municipal candidates must pay fines and fees for violations of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

April 24 2024 Press Release April 24 2024 One complaint involving a county political party committee was issued on April 17‚ 2024 for violations of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

April 23 2024 Press Release April 23 2024 An annual analysis of disclosure reports filed by public contractors during 2023 will be released at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 24‚ 2024.

April 15 2024 Press Release April 15 2024 After 7 p.m. today‚ the first quarterly reports for 2024 of the State Political Party Committees‚ Legislative Leadership Committees‚ political party committees and continuing political committees that were received on or before 5:00 p.m. on the due date of April 15‚ 2024‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

April 10 2024 Press Release April 10 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ April 16‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

April 03 2024 Press Release April 03 2024 Four continuing political committees and ten municipal candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $53‚266.60 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

April 02 2024 Press Release April 02 2024 Business Entity Annual Statements for 2023 are now 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 27 2024 Press Release March 27 2024 Two complaints involving a single candidate committee and a joint candidates committee were issued on March 20‚ 2024 for violations of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act in the 2022 municipal election‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced today.

March 13 2024 Press Release March 13 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ March 19‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey. The public can participate in person or via Zoom.

March 13 2024 Press Release March 13 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) is proposing to readopt its regulations and make amendments based on recently enacted legislation.

March 11 2024 Press Release March 11 2024 An annual analysis of 2023 lobbying spending trends will be released at 10 a.m. Tuesday March 12‚ 2024.

March 06 2024 Press Release March 06 2024 Three municipal candidates must pay fines and fees for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today. These enforcement actions‚ known as final decisions‚ were approved by the Commission at its February 20‚ 2024 meeting.

February 28 2024 Press Release February 28 2024 Two investigative complaints involving a continuing political committee and a county political party committee were issued on February 21‚ 2024 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

February 14 2024 Press Release February 14 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ February 20‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

January 31 2024 Press Release January 31 2024 Ten municipal‚ one state assembly‚ one mayoral‚ and one county commissioner candidates must pay fines and fees totaling $27‚137.49 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.

January 16 2024 Press Release January 16 2024 Due to the inclement weather and Governor Murphy’s directive that State offices be delayed for two-hours‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday‚ January 16‚ 2024 at 11:00 a.m. will be available via Zoom only.

January 11 2024 Press Release January 11 2024 By 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday‚ January 16‚ 2024‚ the fourth quarterly report for 2023 of the State Political Party Committees‚ Legislative Leadership Committees‚ political party committees and continuing political committees that were received on or before 5:00 p.m. on the due date of January 16‚ 2024‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website.

January 09 2024 Press Release January 09 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission will have a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday‚ January 16‚ 2024 at the Commission’s office at 25 South Stockton Street‚ 5th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

January 04 2024 Press Release January 04 2024 The fourth quarterly report (Form Q-4) filed by Governmental Affairs Agents‚ due on or before January 10‚ 2024‚ by 5:00 p.m.‚ will be available for public inspection on the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (ELEC) website by 7:00 p.m. January 10‚ 2024.

January 03 2024 Press Release January 03 2024 The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) today has been permitted by an Atlantic County Superior Court judge to file an amicus brief in a case where it believes it has jurisdiction.

January 03 2024 Press Release January 03 2024 Eleven continuing political committees (CPCs) must pay fines and fees totaling $58‚796.00 for violating the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Campaign Act)‚ the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) announced today.