Voter identification rules are meant to ensure that only eligible electors are casting a ballot. Your identification will be used to prove your identity and your residency.
Show one piece of government issued photo identification that shows your current address, such as a drivers license or general identification card.
Provide two documents – that together prove your identity and your residence.
If you do not have a piece of government issued photo identification with your current address, you must provide one document that proves your identify and one that proves your residency.
1. Accepted Proof of identity:
Drivers License (NWT)
General Identification Card (NWT)
Fishing, Trapping, Hunting Licence
Firearms Possession/Acquisition Licence
Social Insurance Card
Old Age Security (OAS) Card
Government Employee ID
Canadian Forces ID Card
Veterans Affairs Health Card
Canadian Blood Services Card
CNIB ID Card
Bracelet from a Long Term Care Facility
Student Card from Accredited College or University
2. Accepted Proof of Residency:
First Nation or Self-Government Attestation of Residence
Utility Bill (phone, cable, utilities)
Credit Card Statement
Employment Insurance Statement
Income Support Statement
Child Tax Benefit Statement
Government Cheque Stub
Mortgage or Lease Agreement
Income Tax Assessment
Property Tax Assessment
Home Insurance Policy
Letter or Statement issued by: shelter, elders home, or long-term care facility.
Vouching can be used as a last resort on ordinary polling day if an elector does not have the necessary proof of identity and residency.
Another elector who possesses sufficient identification and is eligible and registered to vote in your electoral district can vouch for you at the poll.
When you arrive at the poll you must both complete an Oath of Elector form.
A registered elector can vouch for up to five eligible voters, provided they are in the same electoral district as the person vouching.
If you are not on the Register of Electors or do not possess sufficient identification, but you personally know an election officer, you can take an Oath of Elector and prove your identity by personal acquaintance.
You can only use this option when casting a ballot in the Office of the Returning Officer or at an Advance Poll.