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Our bin crews are out and collecting scheduled Friday collections as well as catching up on missed collections from this week.

Registering to vote

The electoral register and the open register

There are two registers: the electoral register and the open register.

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes – such as making sure only eligible people can vote – and for other limited purposes specified in law. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data-protection legislation.

Around the time of elections or referendums, promotional material from campaign groups is often sent out. Official campaigns are provided with registers that detail the addresses of people who have a postal vote. Read the code of conduct for campaigners (PDF).

Can I view the electoral register?

The current electoral register is open to inspection, but people cannot search for your name. It is kept in address order within each of the 18 electoral wards. You can view the register between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and between 8:30am and 4:30pm on Fridays at the Council House.

You are not able to view the Electoral Registers from the last 10 years. However, registers prior to 10 years ago can be viewed at the Coventry Archives and Research Centre

How do I prove I am on the electoral register?

If you have registered to vote recently you will receive a letter through the post to confirm that you have been added to the Register and the Elector Number that you have been allocated.

If you are unable to find the confirmation letter we can arrange a Certificate of Residency for a fee of £5, This is available from Electoral Services. Please ensure that you are listed on the Electoral Register before you make this payment. Contact us on 027 7683 3034 to check that you are registered prior to making the payment.

Payment should be made online. Once you have paid online, please send an email to electoral.services@coventry.gov.uk titled Certificate of Residency giving the name and address of the property.

How do I find out if I am registered to vote? 

To find out if you are registered to vote, telephone Electoral Services or e-mail the Electoral Services Office.

You can view the full register in person at our offices. 

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
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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