What is Ofcom’s role during a general election?

13 November 2019

We receive lots of questions about our role when it comes to TV and radio programmes in the run-up to a general election.

This short guide explains the kind of issues we might look at, as well as ones that are not within our remit.

You can read Ofcom’s rules for TV and radio content in our Broadcasting Code (PDF, 1.2 MB) – which includes some special rules that apply during an election period.