The Electoral Commission
We work to support well-run elections and referendums in the UK, offering support and guidance to those involved. We also work to ensure voters know everything they need to know about the process of casting their vote.
Our role as regulator of political party finances
We work to make sure people understand the rules around political party finance. Alongside this work, we also take action when the rules are broken and publish information on political finance.
Registering political parties
We maintain and publish the registers of political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A political party has to be registered with us in order to field candidates at an election.
We do a wide range of research around elections and referendums, electoral registration and party and election finance. This ensures that our views and recommendations are evidence-based.
We run campaigns before elections and referendums to make sure people are aware of when and how to register to vote and anything else they need to know.
Learn more: The Electoral Commission