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Further information

About elections and the electoral process

The Electoral Commission is the independent body set up by Parliament to promote confidence and integrity in the democratic process. Their roles include:

  • registering political parties
  • making sure people understand and follow the rules on party and election finance
  • publishing details of where parties and candidates get money from and how they spend it
  • setting the standards for running elections and reporting on how well this is done
  • making sure people understand it is important to register to vote, and know how to vote
  • making sure boundary arrangements for local government in England are fair.

The Electoral Commission website contains more information about the work they do.

Elections law

The Cabinet Office is responsible for legislation governing the conduct of elections.