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Voter ID

Voter ID

All voters must prove their identity and residential address before voting. There are three ways to do this.

Voter ID

Option 1

Show one of these pieces of ID:

  • a BC driver’s licence
  • a BC Identification Card (BCID)
  • a BC Services Card (with photo)
  • another card issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that shows your name, photo and address

OR

  • A Certificate of Indian Status

Option 2

Show any two pieces of ID or documents that both show your name. At least one must have your current address. Examples include:
Government-issue identity documents

  • B.C. CareCard
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Passport
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Old Age Security Identification card
  • Canadian Forces Photo Identification card
  • Firearms Possession Only Licence
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification card
  • Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification card
  • BC Services Card (without photo)

Other government-issue documents

  • Property tax assessment
  • Income tax assessment notice
  • Government cheque or cheque stub
  • Statement of government employment insurance benefits paid
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit statement
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits
  • Statement of Old Age Security

School, college, or university documents

  • Admissions letter
  • Report card
  • Residence acceptance
  • Transcript
  • Tuition/fees statement
  • Student card

Other documents

  • Provincial Where to Vote card
  • Bank/credit card or statement
  • Personal cheque (printed by bank)
  • Residential lease
  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage statement
  • Insurance statement
  • Public transportation pass
  • Prescription bottle
  • Membership card
  • Hospital bracelet/document
  • Confirmation of Residence (3007)
  • Statutory declaration prepared by a lawyer or notary public attesting a voter’s identity and/or residence

Note: Electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) and electronic scans of a paper document are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document is not acceptable.

Option 3

Voters who don’t have ID can have their identity vouched for by another person. Learn more about vouching here.