To vote, you must be a Canadian Citizen, at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.
You can register now! If you're registered before the election, you'll get a personalized voter information card in the mail automatically after the election is called. It tells you when, where and the ways to vote.
- Use the Online Voter Registration Service
- Contact Elections Canada and we'll mail you a registration form. Complete the form, sign it and mail it back to us. You will need to include a copy of your proof of identity and address.
- Bring your voter information card with you, along with accepted ID, to make the voting process easier.
- You can update your voter information using the Voter Registration Service now or at any Elections Canada office across Canada after the election is called.
To vote in the federal election you have to prove your identity and address.
There are three ways to do this:
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.
- voter information card and bank statement
- utility bill and student ID card
- Don’t have these? No problem! See the list of accepted ID below to prove your identity and address under Option 2.
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).
Information about pieces of ID
- How do I prove my identity and address when I go to vote?
- How do I know if someone is registered in the same polling division as me?
- Can I use ID with a mailing address – PO box, rural route or general delivery?
- Can I use my voter information card as ID?
- My ID is expired. Will it be accepted?
- Can I use my passport to vote?
- Why can't my passport count as proof of my address?
- What is a letter of confirmation of residence?
More information about pieces of ID for Trans voters
- Does my sex, gender expression or the sex indicator on my ID and voter registration documents affect my right to vote?
- I would like to use photo ID, but my appearance does not match the photo. Can I still vote?
- I would like to use two pieces of ID, but they show different sex indicators. Can I still vote?
- I would like to use two pieces of ID, but they show different names. Can I still vote?
- What happens if I use my preferred name at my polling place?
- I changed my first or middle name and informed several agencies. Will my voter registration be updated automatically?