Thirteen political parties are set to participate in the upcoming Solomon Islands general election on 17 April.
But this will be finalised at a later date.
According to local media reports say the Acting Registrar of the Political Parties Commission, Glinson Galo, said parties will be confirmed at the commencement of the nomination period.
Galo said five Political Parties were deregistered last year because of noncompliance with the Political Parties Integrity Act.
He said the commission has approved the registration of three new political parties this year.
Australia, New Zealand and other partners will be supporting the joint provincial and national elections, the electoral unit's finance manager Rueben Rongomea said.
Solomon Islanders overseas for seasonal work will not be able to vote in this year's elections as there is no provision for overseas voters.