Federal Election
Monday, October 21

Have your ID ready to vote

Have your ID ready to vote

Subject:

Have your ID ready to vote

Text description:

Three options to prove your identity and address

Option 1: Show one of these pieces of ID

  • your driver’s licence
  • any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address

Option 2: Show two pieces of ID

Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address

Examples:
  • voter information card and bank statement
  • utility bill and student ID card
Don’t have these? No problem!

See the list of accepted ID for option 2 below.

From a government or government agency
  • band membership card
  • birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card or certificate
  • Canadian Forces identity card
  • Canadian passport
  • card issued by an Inuit local authority
  • firearms licence
  • government cheque or cheque stub
  • government statement of benefits
  • health card
  • income tax assessment
  • Indian status card or temporary confirmation of registration
  • library card
  • licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
  • liquor identity card
  • Métis card
  • old age security card
  • parolee card
  • property tax assessment or evaluation
  • public transportation card
  • social insurance number card
  • vehicle ownership
  • Veterans Affairs health care identification card

From Elections Canada
  • targeted revision form to residents of long-term care institutions
  • voter information card
From an educational institution
  • correspondence issued by a school, college or university
  • student identity card
From a health care facility or organization
  • blood donor card
  • CNIB card
  • hospital card
  • label on a prescription container
  • identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care institution
  • medical clinic card
From a financial institution
  • bank statement
  • credit card
  • credit card statement
  • credit union statement
  • debit card
  • insurance certificate, policy or statement
  • mortgage contract or statement
  • pension plan statement
  • personal cheque
From a private organization
  • employee card
  • residential lease or sub-lease
  • utility bill (e.g.: electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite)
Letters of confirmation
  • letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
  • letter of confirmation of residence from a First Nations band or reserve or an Inuit local authority
  • letter of confirmation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits from one of the following designated establishments:
    • student residence
    • seniors’ residence
    • long-term care institution
    • shelter
    • soup kitchen
    • a community-based residential facility

Additional pieces of ID may be added. We accept e-statements and e-invoices. Print them or show them on a mobile device.

Option 3: If you don’t have ID

You can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you.

The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in long-term care institutions).

The complete list of accepted ID is available in multiple languages at elections.ca.
For other formats, such as braille and audio, call 1-800-463-6868.

Distribution:

field staff, partnerships, online, polling stations, Elections Canada offices

Audience:

electors

Date:

federal election 2019


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