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Northern Ireland

On this page you will find information about the work we do in Northern Ireland.

For information on registering to vote in Northern Ireland visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

Pre-election seminars

UK Parliamentary general election 2015 – Northern Ireland

The Electoral Commission, in partnership with the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland and Royal Mail, is running two pre-election seminars for candidates and their agents in Northern Ireland taking part in the UK Parliamentary general election on 7 May 2015

The seminars provide an opportunity to gain essential information on what is required to take part in the elections, including information on 

  • how to get nominated as candidate
  • electoral registration and absent voting
  • campaigning and spending at the election
  • what you need to report
  • registering a political party
  • election literature and freepost

The seminars will take place at 7pm on the following dates:

Thursday 19 March 2015: Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast  

Monday 23 March 2015: Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh

Places at each of the seminars are limited so booking is essential. 

To confirm your attendance please call 028 9089 4020 or email infonorthernireland@electoralcommission.org.uk

Guidance for UK Parliamentary general election

Our guidance for political parties and candidates in Northern Ireland thinking about contesting the UK Parliamentary general election in 2015 is now available.

Our guidance covers the rules on donations, spending limits, and when the rules apply.

View our guidance for political parties

View our guidance for candidates

View our guidance for non-party campaigners 

Contact us

Contact details for our Northern Ireland office are available on our contact us page

Northern Ireland