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Voting is a great opportunity and responsibility.

The video above gives you some insights on why you should vote and the information below give you information on what you need to vote.

Elections Canada has developed a voter’s guide you can access by clicking here.

In Brantford-Brant You can vote anytime between now and Oct 12 at 411 Elgin St (Old Mohawk College Campus) in Brantford.  Click here for directions.

Get out there and vote early so you can help on Election Day which is October 19th. More information will be available soon from Elections Canada on early voting days and voting locations for Oct 19th.  If you have any questions or need a ride to vote do not hesitate to email us at marc@marcyourvote.ca anytime.

For more information, consult Elections Canada’s policy on voter identification or call them at 1-800-463-6868.

Click Here for 11 voter guides in Indigenous Languages

*Your voter information card is not considered a valid piece of ID.

Possibility #1: Specific Types of Government issued photo ID:

It must have your photo, name and current address. Examples:

Your Driver`s Licence
Provincial or Territorial IDs – you must look into whether each type of card applies.
Possibility #2: Requires Two ID’s

1. One ID with name and address of the voter:

Examples: health card, phone bill
Letter of Confirmation of Residence: Can replace this form of ID. It must be signed by the administrator of a First Nations band or reserve. The Voter can get this letter from the administrator of a First Nations band or reserve
2. One ID with name of the voter:

Health card
Canadian Passport
Birth certificate
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Citizenship card (wallet sized — CIC stopped issuing them in this size several years ago)
Social Insurance number card (didn`t the gov`t stop issuing these as well??)
Indian Status Card
Canadian Forces Identity card
Veterans Affairs health card
Old age security card
Hospital card
Medical clinic card
Label on 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 card
Licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
Driver`s licence (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
Provincial or territorial ID card (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
Possibility #3: Oath of Attestation:

Person who knows you attest to the voter`s address: This person must:

show proof of identity and address
be registered in the same polling division
only attest for one person
The voter will still need two pieces of ID with their name:

Health card
Canadian Passport
Birth certificate
Certificate of Canadian citizenship
Citizenship card
Social Insurance number card
Indian Status Card
Canadian Forces Identity card
Veterans Affairs health card
Old age security card
Hospital card
Medical clinic card
Label on 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 card
Licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
Driver`s licence (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
Provincial or territorial ID card (may be used to prove your name if the address is outdated)
Acceptable ID for Name and Address

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:
student residence
seniors’ residence
long-term care facility
shelter
soup kitchen