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2017 elections

A UK parliamentary general election (UKPGE) has been announced. The election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017. The regulated period for non-party campaigners is 365 days from polling day. The regulated period will therefore have started on 9 June 2016 and will end on 8 June 2017.

Pre-poll reporting will apply to non-party campaigners and reporting dates are:

Dates for pre-poll reporting

Date of dissolution of UK Parliament – 3 May 2017

Polling day – Thursday 8 June 2017

Reporting dates

Weekly reporting period Reporting period dates Deadline for submission
Week 1 3 May to 9 May 16 May 2017
Week 2 10 May to 16 May 23 May 2017
Week 3 17 May to 23 May 30 May 2017
Week 4 24 May to 30 May 6 June 2017
Week 5 31 May to 6 June 13 June 2017
Week 6 7 June to 8 June 15 June 2017

You must register with us if you intend to spend £20,000 in England or £10,000 in either Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Situations & procedures

Registering with us

This part covers:

  • who can register as a non-party campaigner
  • when you must register as a non-party campaigner
  • how to apply to register
  • what happens after registration

UKPGE registration for non-party campaigners (PDF)

UKPGE pre-poll reporting for non-party campaigners (PDF)

Party or campaigner