Who can vote
How members become eligible to vote.
We're owned by our members. And our members have a say in how we’re run.
Like every other co-op, we're guided by our values and principles.
Eligibility to vote is based on a 12-month cycle, starting in January each year (some exclusions apply).
To be eligible to vote, you must be at least 16 years old and meet 1 or more of the 5 Rules below:
Spend £250 at the Co-op
Rule 1: The Individual Member has recorded a minimum spend of £250 over the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date in one or more of the following businesses:
- Co-op Food
- Electrical Buying Group (E-Store)*
*Up to, and including, 23 March, 2019
Spend on Co-op Legal Services, Co-op Funeralcare or Insurance
Rule 2: The Individual Member has been the named holder of a Co-op Insurance policy within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date.
Rule 3: The Individual Member has made any purchases from Co-op Legal Services within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date.
Rule 4: The Individual Member has purchased a Co-op Funeralcare or a Fairways Pre-paid Funeral Plan as at the calculation date.
Rule 5: The Individual Member has purchased a funeral or memorial masonry from Co-op Funeralcare or a funeral home operated by the Co-op within 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date.
See our terms and conditions for further details on how points are calculated.
How to check your eligibility
To find out if you've spent £250 over the last 12 months, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 0686 727.
Find out more
Read the full eligibility criteria in our purchases regulations (PDF, 19 pages, 834KB).