Steps For Setting Up A Political Party

By Divya G

Do you want to start a political party? If so, this article will give you steps on how you can start. We’ll go over the first step of researching your topic, and what type of party you might like to form. With these easy steps, you can be up and running in no time!

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  1. Research the topic you want your party to focus on.
  2. Figure out what type of party you might like (e.g., left, right, center) and if there are any restrictions in place for creating parties.
  3. Create a list of ideas that make sense and discuss them with family/friends.
  4. Set up a legal entity for your party to ensure it has the correct structure, and is recognized by law.
  5. Decide on what type of membership you want: open or closed (those who are eligible).
  6. Create party rules that dictate how members should behave and run their campaigns in future elections.
  7. Obtain signatures from people who want to join, and make your party official.
  8. Register with the appropriate electoral commission or Secretary of State’s office.
  9. Decide on a party name.
  10. Decide on the kind of logo you want to represent your party.
  11. Get an email address for each member and set up other social media accounts, so they can connect with supporters online.
  12. Register as a political entity in the appropriate jurisdiction (e.g., country, state).


It doesn’t matter how many followers you have, what language you’re following in, or if you are not well known. Building a party and getting people to join shouldn’t be difficult with these basic steps.