Electoral Commission (UK)

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The Electoral Commission is an independent body with powers in the United Kingdom, which was created by an Act of Parliament, the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. In 2002 the Boundary Committee for England became a statutory committee of the commission.

The commission is responsible for

  • advising the government on the reform of electoral law
  • determining the boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies and Council Wards, in accordance with statutory guidelines
  • deciding the procedures for all referendums held in the UK
  • ensuring that all national and local elections are fully free and fair
  • regulating political parties and the funding of political campaigns.

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