BBC News is joining forces with ITV News to commission a joint exit poll at the next general election.
The poll will be jointly undertaken by two polling companies -NOP and MORI. NOP’s partnership with the BBC on exit polling goes back to the 1992 election and MORI worked with ITV News on its exit poll for the last two general elections.
Drawing on the past experience of both companies, the fieldwork will take place on election day at a number of carefully selected polling stations.
This data will then be analysed by a joint ITV/BBC team of political specialists to produce an estimate of the election result which will be revealed on the BBC and ITV election results programmes once the polls have closed.