ELEC has oversight authority, rules Appellate Court

An Appellate Court has ruled that the lack of appointees to the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) doesn’t limit the agency’s statutory authority to enforce the state’s campaign finance laws. In a published decision, the 3-judge Appellate Division panel overturned a ruling by an Administrative Law Judge who said that an ELEC investigation could not proceed without a bipartisan quorum of commissioners. The Appellate Court ruled that only a simple quorum, regardless of party affiliation, is needed.


New Jersey Law Journal
Election Board Gets Court’s OK to Investigate Essex Executive
by Michael Booth
Sept. 8, 2017


New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Comm’n v. DiVincenzo
Sept. 15, 2017