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.

    View Historical Information link

  • 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

    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.

    By Commercial Delivery Service

    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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2020 Reporting Dates2019 Reporting Dates

2019 Reporting Dates link

Current Seminar Training link

Fire Commissioner-February 15, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 1/14/2020* 1/17/2020
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 1/15/2020 ‐ 2/1/2020 2/4/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 2/2/2020 ‐ 3/3/2020 3/6/2020

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 2/2/2020 through 2/15/2020

April School Board-April 21, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 3/20/2020* 3/23/2020
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 3/21/2020 ‐ 4/7/2020 4/13/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 4/8/2020 ‐ 5/8/2020 5/11/2020

48-Hour Notice Reports Start on 4/8/2020 through 4/21/2020

May Municipal-May 12, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 4/10/2020* 4/13/2020
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 4/11/2020 ‐ 4/28/2020 5/1/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 4/29/2020 ‐ 5/29/2020 6/1/2020

48-Hour Notice Reporting Starts on 4/29/2020 through 5/12/2020

Runoff (June)**-June 9, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date No Report Required for this Period  
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 4/29/2020 ‐ 5/26/2020 5/29/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 5/27/2020 ‐ 6/26/2020 6/29/2020

48-Hour Notice Reporting Starts on 5/27/2020 through 6/9/2020

Primary (90-day start date: March 4, 2020)*** ‐ June 2, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 5/1/2020 5/4/2020
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 5/2/2020 ‐ 5/19/2020 5/22/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 5/20/2020 ‐ 6/19/2020 6/22/2020

48-Hour Notice Reporting Starts on 5/20/2020 ‐ 6/2/2020

General (90-day start date: August 5, 2020) ‐ November 3, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date 6/20/2020 ‐ 10/2/2020 10/5/2020
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 10/3/2020 ‐ 10/20/2020 10/23/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 10/21/2020 ‐ 11/20/2020 11/23/2020

48-Hour Notice Reporting Starts on 10/21/2020 ‐ 11/3/2020

Runoff (December)**-December 8, 2020

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
29-day Preelection Reporting Date No Report Required for this Period  
11-day Preelection Reporting Date 10/21/2020 ‐ 11/24/2020 11/27/2020
20-day Postelection Reporting Date 11/25/2020 ‐ 12/25/2020 12/28/2020

48-Hour Notice Reporting Starts on 11/25/2020 through 12/8/2020

PACs, PCFRs & Campaign Quarterly Filers

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
1st Quarter 1/1/2020 ‐3/31/2020 4/15/2020
2nd Quarter 4/1/2020 ‐ 6/30/2020 7/15/2020
3rd Quarter 7/1/2020 ‐9/30/2020 10/15/2020
4th Quarter 10/1/2020 ‐12/31/2020 1/15/2021

Governmental Affairs Agents (Q-4)

  Inclusion Dates Report Due Date
1st Quarter 1/1/2020 ‐3/31/2020 4/13/2020
2nd Quarter 4/1/2020 ‐ 6/30/2020 7/10/2020
3rd Quarter 7/1/2020 ‐9/30/2020 10/13/2020
4th Quarter 10/1/2020 ‐ 12/31/2020 1/11/2021

*Inception Date of Campaign (first time filers) or January 1, 2020 (Quarterly filers).
**A candidate committee or joint candidates committee that is filing in a 2020 Runoff election is not required to file a 20‐day postelection report for the corresponding prior election (May Municipal or General).
*** Form PFD‐1 is due April 9, 2020 for the Primary Election Candidates and June 12, 2020 for the Independent General Election Candidates.
Note: A fourth quarter 2019 filing is needed for the Primary 2020 candidates if they started their campaign prior to December 4, 2019.
A second quarter is needed by Independent/ Non‐partisan General election candidates if they started their campaign prior to May 5, 2020.

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