• 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


White Paper Series

The Commission has produced a series of White Papers providing an overview of campaign financing and lobbying trends in New Jersey. These white papers contain summary information as well as analytical data going as far back as 1977. They range in topics that cover trends in legislative financing; lobbying activity; to financing local elections. Browse through the selections located on this page. White papers can also be obtained from the Commission by calling (609) 292-8700 or writing to ELEC‚ P.O. Box 185‚ Trenton‚ NJ 08625-0185.

  • Number 31:  Legislative Election 2021 - The Southern Tsunami
  • Number 30:  Recall Elections in New Jersey - Citizen Safety Valve or Empty Threat?
  • Number 29:  Legislative Election 2019– Shakeup in the 1st.
  • Number 28:  Legislative Election 2017: The Mother of All NJ Legislative Races.
  • Number 27:  Legislative Election 2015: Big Independent Spending, Big Assembly Shakeup.
  • Number 26:  Legislative Elections 2013: Big Spending‚ Little Change Plus a History of Self-financing By Legislators and Others.
  • Number 25:  Top Local Elections in New Jersey – A Tale of Two Cities and More.
  • Number 24:  Independents’ Day: Seeking Disclosure in a New Era of Unlimited Special Interest Spending.
  • Number 23:  Legislative General Elections 2011 – Rise of the Independents.
  • Number 22:  Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: Fundraising in the Era of Pay–to–Play Reform‚ Self–Funders and Recession • 1999–2009 3rd Volume.
  • Number 21:  School Elections Campaign Financing: An Update. REVISED.
  • Number 20:  Legislative General Elections 2007: An Analysis of Trends in State Senate and Assembly Elections.
  • Number 19:  The 2005 Assembly Election: New Trends on the Horizon?
  • Number 18:  Local Campaign Financing: An Analysis of Trends in Communities Large and Small.
  • Number 17:  Legislative Election 2003: The Rise of Party–Oriented Campaigning.
  • Number 16:  A Resurgent Party System: Repartyization Takes Hold.
  • Number 15:  School Board Campaign Financing.
  • Number 14:  Local Campaign Financing.
  • Number 13:  Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1987–1997‚ 2nd Volume.
  • Number 12:  Repartyization: The Rebirth of County Organizations.
  • Number 11:  State Parties and Legislative Leadership Committees: An Analysis 1994–1995.
  • Number 10:  Nonconnected‚ Ideological PACs in the Garden State.
  • Number 9:  Legislative Candidates: How They Spend their Money.
  • Number 8:  Technology in The Future: Strengthening Disclosure.
  • Number 7:  Is There a PAC Plague in New Jersey?
  • Number 6:  Autonomy and Jurisdiction.
  • Number 5:  Lobbying Reform.
  • Number 4:  Ideas for an Alternate Funding Source.
  • Number 3:  Legislative Public Financing.
  • Number 2:  Trends in Legislative Campaign Financing: 1977–1987.
  • Number 1:  Contribution Limits and Prohibited Contributions.