Nine parties registered for the 2012 ACT election

Published 7 Aug 2012

Nine political parties are registered to field candidates at the 20 October 2012 ACT Legislative Assembly election, the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phillip Green, said today.

“Two new political parties have been added to the register of political parties in the last week. Bullet Train for Canberra and the Marion Lê Social Justice Party are now registered in the ACT,” Mr Green 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,” Mr Green said.

It is now too late for any political parties not yet registered for the October ACT election to apply. The deadline to submit an application for official registration for the 2012 election was 30 June 2012.

The nine political parties registered for the October election are listed below. 

Name Registered Abbreviation
Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) ACT Labor
Australian Motorist Party A.M.P.
Bullet Train for Canberra
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats
Marion Lê Social Justice Party
Liberal Party of Australia (A.C.T. Division) Canberra Liberals
Pangallo Independents Party Pangallo Independents
The ACT Greens The Greens
The Community Alliance Party (ACT) Community Alliance

Further information on the register of political parties can be viewed on the Commission’s website at .