Two new political parties registered for 2008 ACT election

Published 13 Jun 2008

"Two new political parties have been registered for the 18 October 2008 ACT Legislative Assembly election", the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Phil Green, said today.

“The Australian Motorist Party and The Community Alliance Party (ACT) have been entered on the register of political parties in the ACT,” Mr Green said.

Their registration takes effect from today, 13 June 2008.

“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.  Registered political parties are able to list their party name on ballot papers and receive public funding of election expenses,” Mr Green said. 

Any political parties not yet registered for the October ACT election have until 30 June 2008 to submit an application for official registration to the ACT Electoral Commissioner.

Further information on party registration can be viewed on the Commission’s website.

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner

More information about party registration can be viewed on the Commission's website at: