id requirements for Voting in Ontario Provincial Elections

If

1. your name is on the list; or
2. you have a Certificate to Vote

You must provide the following identification to receive a ballot
Show one piece of identification with name (name must match a name on the list)
Any document in the next column or one of the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Forces Identification Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship Card)
  • Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
  • Old Age Security Card
  • Ontario Health Card (with or without address)
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card

 

Any document:

  • Issued by the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • issued by a Band Council in Ontario (established under the Indian Act)
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Employee Card
  • Hospital Card or Bracelet
  • Student Card
  • Union Card or Professional Licence

If

1. your name is not on the list;
2. you need to obtain a Certificate to Vote; or
3. you need to modify your personal information

you must provide the following identification to receive a ballot
Show one piece of identification that includes both name and residential address

  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario Driver's Licence
  • 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
  • issued by a Band Council in Ontario (established under the Indian Act)
  • Bank/Credit Card 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
  • Document issued by a post-secondary school Campus Residence Official
  • Hospital Record/Document
  • Insurance Policy/Statement
  • Loan/Agreement with a Financial Institution
  • Post-secondary school Admissions Letter
  • Post-secondary school Transcript/Report Card
  • Post-secondary school Tuition/Fees Statement
  • Residential Lease, Rental or Mortgage Agreement/Statement
  • Utility Bill (gas, hydro, etc.)

 

Please note: The Notice of Registration card (NRC) may NOT be used as proof of name; the NRC may be used as proof of residence ONLY. An elector must show a second piece of identification to prove name.

 

 

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