Joe Lanman - Designer

Register to vote

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In 2013 the UK Government Digital Service had moved government information from many different sites to one: GOV.UK. It won Design of the Year.

The next step was creating online government services - a collection of 25 ‘exemplars’ to set out good practice for interaction and service design. Register to vote was one of the first to go live.

It was the first time people could register to vote online, replacing an outdated paper form where people could only register as a ‘household’.

The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones called it “a commendably clear and simple process”.

My role

I joined the team after a successful ‘alpha’ phase, and led the design in the 'beta' phase.

My work included: