Party registration applications ahead of the 2021 May Polls

If you would like to:

  • register a new political party;
  • amend a name for an existing party;
  • amend or add an emblem; or
  • add a description
to be included on ballot papers for the elections taking place on 6 May 2021, please ensure that your application is with us by Sunday 31 January 2021.

We cannot guarantee that we will make a decision in time on applications submitted after this date for use on ballots papers at the elections. Where a party has submitted an application containing all of the information required by law, we aim to reach a decision within 6 weeks of submission. However, it may take longer than this if the application is complex. We therefore advise that parties wishing to contest the May 2021 elections to submit their applications as soon as possible.

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

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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.