This is the general procedure required by the New Jersey Election Enforcement Commission. There are deviations from this procedure; check with your adviser or the NJELEC web site directly.
File a D-1 Form: This appointment a campaign Treasurer and depository. Do this as soon as any money is received and before any money is spent in relation to the campaign.
Open a Campaign bank account: Once a campaign treasurer and depository are appointed, a separate bank account should be opened in the name of the campaign. All campaign-related transactions should flow through this account.
File Campaign Finance Reports (Form R-1): If required.
Adhere to Contribution Limits: New Jersey has specific limits on campaign contributions.
File a final report: When the campaign is finished and all debts have been paid, the candidate should file a termination report with the NJ ELEC.
Retain Records: Candidates are required to retain copies of all reports and records of receipts and expenditures for at least four years.