Voter registration campaigning: is it regulated?

Voter registration campaigning: is it regulated?

Ahead of elections, lots of individuals and organisations run campaigns to encourage people to register to vote or how to use their vote in the election. Each year these campaigns make a really important contribution to getting as many of eligible people as possible on the electoral registers, supporting the work done by local authorities, political parties and by us. 

While most of these campaigns will not be regulated, in some cases there may be rules that apply, including on how much you can spend on your activities. This will depend on the types of activities you are carrying out and what other people may think when they look at your campaign. 

We want to make sure you have the right information to ensure you stay within the rules. This page provides an overview of the rules and when they might apply to your voter registration campaign. 
 

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Last updated: 3 March 2021
Next review: 1 March 2022