Annual canvass of Coventry residents

Published Tuesday, 01 August 2017

The Electoral Registration Officer is required to carry out an annual check of who should be registered to vote in the city,.

The Council will be sending a household enquiry form or email to every household asking residents to check the information is correct.

From 1 August, residents will receive emails or letters, asking residents to check that the information the Council has is correct. The quickest and easiest way to respond is online using the security code which is printed on the letter or email.

Once logged in, the system shows information of everyone who is registered to vote at the property. If a person has moved in or a young person has turned 16, they should be added to the list. If a person has moved out, they should be removed. Changes can be made online using the system. 

Martin Reeves, Chief Executive and Electoral Registration Officer at Coventry City Council, said: “It’s really important that we check all the information that we have is correct and we need help from Coventry’s residents to do that.” 

“This information tells us who is eligible to vote within a property. The canvass isn’t an application to go onto the register, but rather a confirmation that the information we have is correct.”

“We really want to encourage all those who have recently turned 16 or who aren’t currently registered to vote, to do so as soon as possible, otherwise they could miss out on having their say.”

Anyone who is new to the property or who has turned 16 should consider registering to vote on the GOV.UK website.

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