ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green says Like Canberra and Sustainable Australia (ACT) have officially been entered on the register of political parties in the ACT and are now eligible to nominate candidates for the 15 October 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election.
The registration takes effect from today, 28 June 2016.
“Parties wishing to register for ACT elections must submit a list of at least 100 members and a copy of the party’s constitution to the Electoral Commissioner,” Phillip said.
“Registered political parties are able to list their party name or their abbreviated name on ballot papers and receive public funding of election expenses.
“A party registration application for the ‘Animal Justice Party’ have also recently been lodged with the Electoral Commission and is currently within the period for public objection.
“Any political parties not yet registered for the October 2016 ACT election have until this Thursday, 30 June to submit an application for official registration to the ACT Electoral Commissioner.”
There are currently nine political parties registered to contest the October 2016 election:
- Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
- Australian Sex Party ACT
- Liberal Democratic Party
- Liberal Party of Australia (A. C. T. Division)
- Like Canberra
- Sustainable Australia (ACT)
- The ACT Greens
- The Community Alliance Party (ACT)
Further information on party registration can be viewed on the Commission’s website at elections.act.gov.au