The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Our publication scheme

The publication scheme specifies the categories of information that the Commission publishes and makes available to the public as part of our normal business activity.

The Electoral Commission has adopted the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme and follows the definition document for non-departmental public bodies.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions.

Our policies and procedures

Lists and registers

The services we offer

For voters

For electoral administrators (look up political event and find related links)

For candidiates or agents (look up political event and find related links)

For parties or campaigners

For journalists

Electoral fraud

Leaflets, booklets and newsletters

News, materials and events

Further data sets available on our website

Data set Location
Performance standards for Returning Officers
Performance standards for Electoral Registration Officers
Elections data (including declaration of results, Form K, additional data)
Individual Electoral Registration data
Public opinion surveys
NPoCC returns
Political party donations and loans
Regulated donee donations and loans
Register of Political Parties, active Third Parties and Permitted Participants in referendums
Campaign expenditure
Pre-poll donation and loan reporting (Referendum 2014) 
Statement of Accounts 
Policy Development Grants

Our publication scheme