What ID do I need to vote?


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.
  • Examples:
    • 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

More information about pieces of ID for Trans voters 


More general voting information available here