2017 annual canvass

Each year we check that the right people are registered to vote at every address in the city. We have sent letters or email to all households, asking residents to check the information is correct, even if they have recently registered to vote, the house is empty, or people have moved out. We have contacted households by email, post and by visits from our canvassers.

Our canvassers are visiting properties in the city to gain information to add eligible residents to the Electoral Register. They will be wearing a Coventry City Council branded polo shirt and/or jacket and will be clearly displaying their name badge. They will collect information using a tablet device at the doorstep. 

I've received a blue card through my door

Please check the name that is written on the top of the card as the information on the card is only for the person named. We have contacted you via email or by post to invite you to register to vote but have not received a response to our requests. Therefore our canvasser has visited you to gain the required information but was unable to speak to you.

What you need to do if you haven't responded to the canvass

Each household has to respond to the annual canvass. The quickest and easiest way to confirm your details or let us know about any changes is online. We ask that you do this as soon as possible using the information on the pink card which will have been posted through your door. You'll need the security code that is printed on the letter. When logged in you should let us know whether the information is correct. If it isn't, you can update it.

I've received a pink card through my door

If you have received a pink card through your door please read through the information on it. You have received the card as our canvassers have visited your property twice and have been unable to speak to you to confirm who may be eligible to vote at your property.

Can I still use the online system?

Yes, you can still complete the information online using the details below. 

  1. Go to www.coventry.gov.uk/canvass
  2. Enter your postcode and the unique security code from your email or printed on your letter
  3. Check that the information for your property is correct
  4. Confirm your details, or make any changes, and press 'Confirm'

How do I know who is eligible to vote?

Find out who is eligible to vote.

My son/daughter is living away at university, should I register them there or at home?

Your son/daughter can register at their home address as well as their university address, but must not vote more than once in the same election.  This means they can vote in local elections at both addresses as long as they are in different local government areas, but cannot vote at both addresses in a Parliamentary election.


Electoral Services

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Email: electoral.services@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3034

Fax: 024 7683 3204

Council House
Earl Street

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