What are the most important election issues to you?
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on 6 May. As the official campaign begins, what policies will be key as you consider who to vote for?
The economy, taxation and public services are likely to be key battlegrounds.
And for the first time the campaign will feature live television debates between the leaders of the three biggest parties.
It will also be the first time that Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have led their respective parties into a general election.
Are you planning to vote? What will be the main issues for you? How would you like to see the campaign pan out over the next four weeks?
BBC News website readers have told us about some of the issues that matter to them.