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Elections Calgary

Identification requirements

In order to vote, you must bring one of the following forms of identification containing your name and current address. Picture ID is not required.

Government issued identity documents

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address; or

Government-issue documents

  • Government cheque or cheque stub; or
  • Income/property tax assessment notice; or
  • Statement of government benefits (e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefits); or

School, college or university documents

  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; or

Attestation

  • An Attestation Form or letter confirming that the person lives at the stated address. The letter can be signed prior to the vote by any of the following:
    • the authorized representative of a correctional institution; or
    • the responsible authority of a supportive living facility or treatment centre; or
    • the authorized representative (landlord) of a commercial property management company; or
    • the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution; or
    • the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless; or

Other documents

  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque; or
  • Insurance policy or coverage card; or
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee; or
  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation; or
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement; or
  • Utility bill (e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro (electric), gas or water); or
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate

Vouching

A person (e.g. a roommate, neighbor or family member) may vouch for and validate another voter’s identity and address if the person vouching is voting at the same designated voting station, and can provide one of the acceptable forms of ID. The person vouching may only do this for one household (maximum) and may not do so if they were vouched for themselves.

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