The England and Wales Police and Crime Commissioners elections will round-off the elections coverage.
Huw Edwards and Kirsty Wark will front the BBC's election coverage, in a BBC One programme co-hosted from London and Edinburgh from 7 May. Reeta Chakrabarti will bring us all the results as they come in, alongside Professor Sir John Curtice for expert results analysis.
There will be live coverage of all the key results from the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Senedd elections, and our correspondents will be at closely fought council, mayoral and police commissioner contests in every part of England and Wales.
Wales and Scotland will also show their own dedicated results programmes on BBC One Wales, BBC One Scotland and will produce coverage in Welsh for S4C. Coverage will continue throughout the weekend on the BBC News Channel, with BBC One coverage as crucial results come in.
BBC Radio Wales will have an election special with Gareth Lewis on 7 May between 4pm and 7pm.
Results from England, Scotland and Wales are expected from Friday 7 May - although the full picture may not become clear until the following Sunday.
Katy Searle, BBC Executive Editor, Politics, says: “The BBC’s aim is to give our audiences all the information they need before heading to the polls. Through our extensive range of programming, across digital, online, TV and radio, we will deliver widespread news, analysis and scrutiny of each political party.”
“A key part of our coverage will be audience led as we interact and engage with voters up and down the UK, hearing their opinions and views ahead of these important elections.”
“We will provide the best service possible to all voters, delivering clear and informative programming ahead of casting their vote.”
Details of coverage are as follows:
There will be two televised debates with the leaders of five parties for the Scottish Parliament Election.
The first leaders’ debate, hosted by Scotland Editor Sarah Smith, will air at 7.50pm on Tuesday 30 March on BBC One Scotland. The second debate will take place at the end of the campaign.
There’ll be major interviews with the party leaders - by Martin Geissler on the Sunday Show; and by Gary Robertson and Laura Maxwell on Good Morning Scotland.
The extensive news offering will deliver content across digital, television, radio and online, as well as Podlitical, the weekly political podcast, with special election editions.
News reporter Ian Hamilton, accompanied by his guide dog Major, will present two people-centred half-hour specials on the election for the BBC Scotland channel from around the country, in the style of his successful My Kind of Town series.
Debate Night will be on air each Wednesday on the BBC Scotland Channel, focusing on issues including Covid-19 recovery, education and climate change, with an audience for one of the programmes made up of young voters.
A postcode checker will allow easy access to information on constituencies, results as they come in and information on candidates.
In a BBC Scotland first, a voter panel - comprising a cross-section of members of the audience - will inform the broadcaster’s output across all platforms with their stories, opinions and questions.
The late edition of Reporting Scotland will be extended two nights a week to become a half hour programme - The Campaign.
BBC Naidheachdan will bring the Gaelic audience the latest news with a series of An La specials and extended reports on Radio, TV and Online.
Chief Inspector Miekelson (Jack Docherty) will take the temperature of the nation, covering the hottest topics and talking truth to power in Scot Squad - the Chief Does Democracy, as well as quizzing politicians for an hour-long show on the BBC Scotland channel.
Special coverage will run on English-language and Gaelic programmes and platforms across Friday 7 May, Saturday 8, and into the Sunday if there are still results outstanding.
There will be a live televised leaders’ debate for the Welsh Senedd Elections at the beginning of the campaign. This will air on BBC One Wales, hosted by Bethan Rhys Roberts.
BBC Wales Live will focus on policy specific debates with leaders, including health, Covid-19 and the economy.
In-depth interviews with the leaders of the political parties will take place at 7.30pm, on BBC One Wales, as well as across BBC Radio Wales Breakfast and, on Radio Cymru. The programme, Ask The Leader, will take place over four nights, hosted by Felicity Evans.
An extensive online and digital service will include online guides, constituency information and a youth focused series fronted by digital apprentices.
BBC Radio Wales will extend the drive programme between 4-7pm, for all results coverage, subsequently simulcast across TV and radio.
Coverage will be bolstered with the Walescast podcast, providing a lighter look at issues and developments across the campaign.
BBC Bitesize will provide a developed offering as 16/17-year-olds are able to vote for the first time.
BBC Sesh will introduce a social media initiative to engage younger voters.
Hayley Pearce will present a TV factual entertainment programme to air on BBC One Wales and BBC iPlayer.
The results will air Friday 7 May on BBC One Wales and S4C, providing a comprehensive breakdown of all results, news and analysis. The results will be shared across digital and social media, in both Welsh and English.
Seven mayoral debates, as well as one London Mayor debate will be broadcast ahead of the polls opening, on BBC One.
News, views and opinions of voters will be reflected across digital, TV and radio broadcasts, with weekly topics introduced, including transport, social care and the environment.
State of the Region debates will be held across all regions electing their local representatives.
BBC coverage of the local elections begins on 22 March across local radio stations, regional news programmes and online, with results expected once polls have closed on Thursday 6 May.
Other highlights during the elections include:
BBC Breakfast will provide full coverage of the elections in Wales and Scotland, as well as the local and mayoral elections in England.
The team asks if power has returned to the people since Covid-19 and the impact on UK politics, as well as speaking to voters up and down the country as they head to the polls.
BBC News at Six and Ten
The BBC News team will hit the road, led by Laura Kuenssberg, reporting on all the latest news from across the UK.
Providing in-depth coverage of all elections, as well as live updates and reports of breaking news.
BBC News Channel
BBC regional political editors and correspondents will provide coverage from across the UK, relaying the views and opinions of our audiences as they head to the polls.
BBC News will give you all the information in Your Questions Answered, which will be simulcast across BBC Radio 5 Live, Your Call.
The election touchscreen will be introduced to explain different voting systems across the elections.
Making sense of the elections
All network programmes will reflect the elections in Scotland, Wales, and England.
Real-time coverage and analysis of all elections will be covered extensively across TV, radio, digital and online platforms.
Simple guides to individual elections will be provided, as well as policy guides and audience questions answered.