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When you go to vote, you will need to prove who you are and where you live. To do this, you will need to bring some identification (ID). There are a few different ways you can use ID to prove who you are and where you live.
Show one of these pieces of ID
Show two pieces of ID
Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address
Don’t have these? No problem!
There are other pieces of accepted ID
Check out the full list at elections.ca
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).
Some people may have trouble proving their address. If you live in or receive services from any of these places, you can ask for a letter of confirmation of residence. This includes:
Your place of residence or home address is where you ordinarily live, where you think of as home or have adopted as home.
If you leave your home temporarily (for school, work or any other reason) but intend to return to it, it can remain your place of residence. Once you've decided on your place of residence, bring ID with that address when you go to register and vote.
Here’s a full list of accepted ID. Click here for a printable list.
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