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You can only complain about election programmes in an election period. First you need to decide if the broadcast is an election programme. Election programmes will most commonly be advertisements for political parties and/or candidates or opening/closing addresses.

If it is a news or current affairs programme, it is not an election programme – you will need to make a complaint under one of the other Codes (Radio, Free-to-Air Television or Pay Television), using the broadcaster's Formal Complaint form.

To make a complaint about an election programme, you can use the BSA’s online form below.

if you select Standard E1 (Election Programmes Subject to Other Codes), you need to identify the standards in the relevant Broadcasting Code that you believe have been breached:

See Codes and Standards and Choosing a Standard

Election Programme online complaint form

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