We’re the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity.
We provide guidance about the process of running elections, standing as a candidate, and campaigning at an election.
Find out everything you need to know about voting and elections, including information about upcoming elections in your area.
Part of our role includes conducting research and gathering data, and publishing reports and making recommendations about elections that take place across the UK.
We are responsible for registering political parties, publishing political finance data, and taking action if we have reason to suspect political finance law has been broken.
Get the latest news from us, and read media handbooks for elections. We also hold consultations, and publish our responses to consultations from others.
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