You must have ID to vote.
That’s the message from Marc Mayrand, Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer.
“All electors must prove their identity and address when they vote or register to vote at federal elections, by-elections and referendums,” said Mayrand.
Election officers will require every elector to provide either one original piece of government‑issued photo identification that includes your name and address, such as a driver’s licence; or two authorized original pieces of identification, both containing your name, with one also showing your address, such as a health card and a utility bill.
“I urge electors to bring sufficient identification to the polls so they can vote quickly and easily,” said Mayrand.
Electors can vote without identification by having another registered elector who has the required identification vouch for them. Both electors will be required to take an oath or an affirmation.
More information on the identification rules, including the pieces of identification authorized by the chief electoral officer, is available at www.elections.ca under the Voter Identification at the Polls icon or by calling 1‑800‑463-6868.