Voting ID Information

For more information, consult Elections Canada's policy on voter identification or call them at 1-800-463-6868.

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Please note, your voter information card is not considered a valid piece of ID.

Possibility #1: Specific Types of Government issued photo ID:

It must have your photo, name and current address. Examples:

  • Your Driver's Licence
  • Provincial or Territorial IDs – you must look into whether each type of card applies. 

Possibility #2: Requires Two ID's

1.  One ID with name and address of the voter:

  • Examples: health card, phone bill
  • Letter of Confirmation of Residence: Can replace this form of ID. It must be signed by the administrator of a First Nations band or reserve. The Voter can get this letter from the administrator of a First Nations band or reserve

2. One ID with name of the voter:

  • Health card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • Citizenship card (wallet sized --- CIC stopped issuing them in this size several years ago)
  • Indian Status Card
  • Canadian Forces Identity card
  • Veterans Affairs health card
  • Old age security card
  • Hospital card
  • Medical clinic card
  • Label on prescription container
  • Identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
  • Blood donor card
  • CNIB card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Employee card
  • Student identity card
  • Public transportation card
  • Library card
  • Liquor identity card
  • Parolee card
  • Firearms card
  • Licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
  • Driver`s licence (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
  • Provincial or territorial ID card  (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)

Possibility #3: Oath of Attestation:

Person who knows you and can attest to the voter's address. 

This person must:

  • show proof of identity and address
  • be registered in the same polling division
  • only attest for one person 

The voter will still need two pieces of ID with their name:

  • Health card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • Citizenship card
  • Social Insurance number card
  • Indian Status Card
  • Canadian Forces Identity card
  • Veterans Affairs health card
  • Old age security card
  • Hospital card
  • Medical clinic card
  • Label on prescription container
  • Identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
  • Blood donor card
  • CNIB card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Employee card
  • Student identity card
  • Public transportation card
  • Library card
  • Liquor identity card
  • Parolee card
  • Firearms card
  • Licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
  • Driver's licence (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
  • Provincial or territorial ID card (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)

 Acceptable ID for Name and Address

  • utility bill (e.g. electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite)
  • bank statement
  • credit union statement
  • credit card statement
  • personal cheque
  • government statement of benefits
  • government cheque or cheque stub
  • pension plan statement
  • residential lease or sub-lease
  • mortgage contract or statement
  • income tax assessment
  • property tax assessment or evaluation
  • vehicle ownership
  • insurance certificate, policy or statement
  • correspondence issued by a school, college or university
  • letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
  • targeted revision form from Elections Canada to residents of long-term care facilities
  • 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 facility
    • shelter
    • soup kitchen