I am interested in registering a Political Party, what are the requirements?

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) does not register political parties, it assigns party symbols.

Election Rule 23(2) of the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 2:01 states as follows:

“On the application of any political party desirous of using at an election the same symbol for all its candidates at the election (in these Rules referred to as “the party symbol”), which application shall be made not later than three days after the publication of the election notice for the election, the Commission may assign to such party the party symbol so applied for, and the symbol shall thereupon become the party symbol of the party for the election and all subsequent elections, unless and until, on application made as above, another party symbol is assigned to the political party.”

When applying for the use of a symbol, the Political Leader or a Senior Member in the party must submit a signed correspondence (hardcopy) to either the Chairman or Chief Election Officer of the EBC for consideration.

The application must contain:

  • The name of the party and acronym (if any)
  • The name of the symbol
  • A brief description of the symbol
  • A copy (drawing) of the symbol on a separate page
  • Contact information
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