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How GOV.UK is handling the election

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We're entering the pre-election period now, so this blog is going quiet until after the election. But we'll leave you with a look at the ways in which GOV.UK will help you see what's going on as the election approaches.

Register to vote

People can register to vote at up until 20 April. We'll continue to promote this on GOV.UK.

Election event page

There will be a page at with essential information about the election. It will go live when parliament dissolves on Monday 30 March. People will be able to sign up to alerts to find out what's happening.

'History mode'

When a government is formed, we plan that some content first published under previous governments will be labelled with 'history mode' so it's clear what's current.

Find out what's going on

We'll continue to be in contact with government publishers, just not through this blog. If you want to know what's happening on GOV.UK ahead of the election, please get in touch.

The pre-election period

This Parliament ends on 30 March. Between then and the general election on 7 May is the pre-election period and the Civil Service communicates less, in line with the General Election Guidance.

So you won't be hearing much from us in the 5 weeks up to the election, unless it's to provide information essential to continuing the government’s day-to-day work. That applies to @GOVUK on Twitter, this blog, any other Government Digital Service blogs, and social media channels.

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  1. Comment by Penny Pincher (Dawn) posted on

    Looks like I came to your blog at the wrong time, with the pre-election media circus in full swing. Good to see some useful information on this page but I think I'll just come back to read what's new when the election is over.