No matter which method of voting you choose, you’ll need to prove your identity and address. There are three options to prove your identity for a federal election. Keep reading, or visit Elections Canada for the full list of accepted ID.

Option 1: Government-Issued Photo ID
Show one piece of government-issued, photo identification that has your name and current address.
Eg. driver’s license, passport, etc.
Bring your voter information card along with accepted ID to make the voting process easier and quicker.

Option 2: Don’t Have Photo ID?
Show two pieces of identification that don’t include your photo. Both pieces must have your name, and at least one piece must have your current address.
Eg. birth certificate, debit card, health card, insurance statement, bank statement, library card, etc.
Visit Elections Canada for a list of approved ID for Option 2.

Option 3: Don’t Have Current Identification?
If you don’t have ID, don’t worry you can still vote. You can do this by declaring your identity and address in writing, and have someone who knows you and is assigned to your polling station confirm your identity (called “vouching”).

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