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What Identification Do I Need to Vote in the Canadian Federal Election?

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Question: What Identification Do I Need to Vote in the Canadian Federal Election?
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Dateline: 04/20/11

To vote in a Canadian federal election or by-election you need to be able to prove your identity and your place of residence.

Elections Canada requires you to

  • show one piece of government identification which shows your photo, name and residential address (e.g. a driver's licence)

    or

  • show two pieces of identification from an authorized list, with both containing your name, and one your residential address

    or

  • be vouched for by a voter whose name appears on the voters list in the same polling division who has acceptable pieces of ID. Both of you will have to make a sworn statement.

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