Party registration applications ahead of the 2020 May Polls

Because of the short time until the deadline for delivering nominations, we are unlikely to grant 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 ballot papers at the elections taking place on 7 May 2020.

We advised parties to make sure that applications were with us by Monday 10 February 2020.

You can find more information about registering and maintaining your party on our website

Applications 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
The change does not take effect until the day following the poll.

Please note that the notice of election must be published before Tuesday 24 March 2020 for the London Assembly and Mayor of London elections, and 31 March 2020 for other polls taking place on Thursday 7 May 2020.

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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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.