The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament.
Its mission is to foster public confidence and participation in the democratic process - by promoting integrity, involvement and effectiveness.
The Electoral Commission's responsibilities include registering and regulating political parties, reviewing electoral law and procedures, promoting public awareness of our electoral systems and advising those involved on the conduct of elections and referendums.
For more information go to: www.electoralcommission.org.uk.
Last updated: Mon 17 November, 2014 @ 10:35