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» Political Parties

Political parties in this province must be registered with Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. There is no fee to register a political party. Successful registration allows a party to:

  • receive contributions and issue tax receipts
  • finance the party's political activities in a campaign period
  • have constituency associations and candidates

» How to Register a Political Party

Before a political party can be registered with Elections Newfoundland and Labrador, it must:

When completing the forms, please be sure that:
  • all information is accurate and complete (inaccurate information will cause delays and may be a contravention of the Elections Act, 1991)
  • information is typed or printed clearly on the form

When a completed application is submitted, officials from Elections Newfoundland and Labrador will review the application to determine if the political party can be registered.

  • Applications determined by the Chief Electoral Officer to meet all of the requirements of the Elections Act, 1991 will be entered into the register of political parties.
  • Applicants not meeting the requirements of the Elections Act, 1991 will be notified of the deficiencies in their application and be permitted to make revisions.
  • A party is not an officially registered party until the Chief Electoral Officer has approved the application.

Elections Newfoundland and Labrador encourages individuals or parties interested in forming a registered political party to review Section 278 of the Elections Act, 1991 for specific guidelines respecting the registration requirements and process. Elections Newfoundland and Labrador further encourages interested individuals or parties to contact this office for any queries on the application process.

» Officially Registered Parties

Liberal Party - Leader: Dwight Ball

Party Contact Info:

1 Crosbie Place, Suite 102
St. John's, NL
A1B 3Y8
Phone: (709) 754-1813 or 1-866-726-7116

New Democratic Party - Leader: Gerry Rogers

Party Contact Info:

P.O. Box 5275
St. John's, NL
A1C 5W1
Phone: (709) 739-6387

Progressive Conservative Party - Leader: Ches Crosbie

Party Contact Info:

P.O. Box 8551
St. John's, NL
A1B 3P2
Phone: (709) 753-6043