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October 19, 2015 is Voting Day: Are You Registered To Vote?

October 6, 2015

Check, update or complete your voter registration at or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868. You can register in advance until October 13 at 6 pm local time. After that, you must register when you vote.

Watch for your voter information card once you are registered. You will receive a card in the mail. It tells you when, where and ways to vote. Check that your name and address are on the card. Contact Elections Canada if there are errors. Take your voter information card with you when you go vote. It cannot be used as proof of identity or address, but it will make the voting process faster.

To vote you must be a Canadian citizen, be 18 years of age on election day and have proper identification


There are three options to prove your identity and address

Option 1: Show one of these pieces of ID:
* your driver's licence
* your provincial or territorial ID card
* any other government card with your photo, name and current address


Option 2: Show two pieces of ID. At least one of these must have your current address:

* health card
* Canadian passport
* birth certificate
* certificate of Canadian citizenship
* citizenship card
* social insurance number card
* Indian status card
* band membership card
* Métis card
* card issued by an Inuit local authority
* Canadian Forces identity card
* Veterans Affairs health card
* old age security card
* hospital card
* medical clinic card
* label on a prescription container
* identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
* blood donor card
* CNIB card
* credit card
* debit card
* employee card
* student identity card
* public transportation card
* library card
* liquor identity card
* parolee card
* firearms licence
* licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
* utility bill (e.g. electricity; water; telecommunications services including telephone, cable or satellite)
* bank statement
* credit union statement
* credit card statement
* personal cheque
* government statement of benefits
* government cheque or cheque stub
* pension plan statement
* residential lease or sub-lease
* mortgage contract or statement
* income tax assessment
* property tax assessment or evaluation
* vehicle ownership
* insurance certificate, policy or statement
* correspondence issued by a school, college or university
* letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
* targeted revision form from Elections Canada to residents of long-term care facilities
* letter of confirmation of residence from a First Nations band or reserve or an Inuit local authority <>
* letter of confirmation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits from one of the following designated establishments: <>
o student residence
o seniors' residence
o long-term care facility
o shelter
o soup kitchen

E-statements and e-invoices are accepted. Print them or show them on a mobile device.

You can use your passport to prove your identity (name). But you also need to show a second
ess> piece of ID with your name and address. (Passport holders write their own address into their passport. For a piece of ID to count as proof of address, the address must be added by the issuer of the document.


Option 3. If your ID does not have your current address, you can take an oath:

Show two pieces of ID with your name and have someone who knows you attest to your address. This person must show proof of identity and address, be registered in the same polling division, and attest for only one person.


The above information is available in 31 ethnocultural and 12 aboriginal languages at the Elections Canada website at the following link:


For more details or information go the Elections Canada Website:

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For more information contact:
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