Party registration applications ahead of the of the 2019 UK Parliamentary general election

Because of the short time until the polls, it will not be possible to grant any applications submitted now to register a new political party, amend a party name, amend or add an emblem, or to add a description for use on the ballot paper at the election.

Whilst we process all registration applications as quickly as possible, undertaking our necessary assessment process means that a decision will not be granted immediately. If we have all of the information we need, we aim to reach a decision in about six weeks. This means that decisions on any new applications submitted now will not be granted until after the deadline for delivery of nomination papers.

Standing as an independent candidate

You may choose to stand as an independent candidate at the 2019 UK Parliamentary general election. You can find out more information about how to do this on our website


Application to substitute or remove a description

If we decide to grant an application to substitute or remove a description, and that decision is taken between:

  • the date of publication of the notice of election (including that date); and
  • polling day
then the change does not take effect until the day following the poll.

Please note that the notice of election must be published no earlier than 7 November 2019 and before 11 November 2019.

Party/Campaigner User log-in

This site is restricted and confidential. By logging in you are agreeing to the site's usage terms and conditions set out here.

Please note this application will time out after a period of inactivity of 20 minutes. You are advised to save regularly using the "Save" buttons provided. 



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Register now

The PEF Online system provides a secure environment for the registration of political parties and campaigners at elections and referendums and the submission of their statutory returns.

If you are already registered as a party user and/or campaigner and you would like to start submitting your returns online, please see our guidance on getting started and complete the Nominate System Administrator form.

To register a new political party, non-party campaigner or referendum campaigner please click the Register now button below.