Who can vote
How members become eligible to vote in our AGM.
We're owned by our members. And members have a say in how we’re run.
Eligible Members can vote on motions, attend our AGM and elect Member Nominated Directors and council representatives.
Like every other co-op, we're guided by our values and principles.
Eligibility to vote at our AGM is based on a 12 month cycle starting in January each year, some exclusions apply.
Eligibility to vote requires meeting 1 of the 6 rules below:
Spend £250 at 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)
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 is the named holder of a Co-op Funeralcare or Fairways Pre-paid Funeral Plan 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
Bank with us
Rule 6: The individual member has recorded a level of trade with The Co-operative Bank plc equating to 250 or more membership points within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date.
From 1st January 2019 onwards, we will no longer award points for trading with The Co-operative Bank or Smile. Any points you get for banking with The Co-operative Bank and Smile until 31st December 2018 will still count towards your eligibility to vote.
See our terms and conditions for full details on how points are calculated.
Find out more
Read the full eligibility criteria in part 1 of our Purchase Regulations (PDF, 19 pages, 254KB)