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ID Requirements

To vote you will need to show your identification.

If your name IS on the voters list:

  • You must show one piece of identification that has your name on it. Your name as shown on the piece of identification must match your name on the voters list.
  • If you do not have ID, you can complete the Statutory Declaration confirming your identity.

If your name is NOT on the voters list:

  • You must show one piece of identification that has your name and current residential address.

You can use an original identification document, a photocopy of an identification document, or an electronic copy displayed on a mobile device. This includes utility bills received electronically.

Examples of acceptable identification

Government-issued documents:

  • Ontario’s driver’s licence
  • Passport
  • Ontario photo card
  • Ontario health card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit
  • Statement of government benefits (child tax benefit, old age security, etc)
  • Any document issued by the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document issued by a Band Council in Ontario (established under the Indian Act)

Examples of other acceptable documents:

  • Utility bill (gas, hydro, etc.)
  • Cellular phone bills
  • Bank/credit card statement
  • School admissions letter
  • School transcript/report card
  • School tuition/fees statement
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Certification of Identity and Residence form signed by authorized administrator
  • Cheque stub, T4 tax slip or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • CNIB identity card
  • Hospital record/document
  • Insurance policy/statement
  • Loan/agreement with a financial institution
  • Residential lease, rental or mortgage agreement/statement