Registering to vote
How do I register to vote?
We are currently undertaking the annual canvass of electors in Coventry. Forms containing the current details we hold are being sent to every residential property. A member of the household needs to check the details, and either confirm by Free Phone, Internet or SMS Text that the details remain the same, or make the necessary changes to the form and send it back in the pre-paid envelope.
Full instructions are provided on the rear of the form and in the accompanying leaflet. The online registration address is www.registerbyinternet.com/coventry but you will need the security codes from your household form to complete the process.
Alternatively, the only way to register to vote is to complete a voter registration form and send it by post, email attachment or fax to Electoral Services. Please remember that you are not automatically registered even if you pay Council Tax.
Once we receive your completed application, you will be notified in writing of the date that your name will be added to the Register of Electors.
Being on the electoral register means that you can vote in the next election or referendum. It may also improve your credit rating as many agencies use the register to prove who you are.
Each year you can opt-out of having your details shown on the edited register (the register available for general sale) by simply ticking the opt-out box on your registration form. Alternatively, to permanently opt-out, send a signed letter, email attachment or fax request to Electoral Services and quote Section 11 of the Data Protection Act.