Voter identification rules are in place to ensure that only eligible voters can cast a ballot. Your identification will be used to prove your identity and your current residency.
Recommended: government-issued photo ID with address
Show one piece of valid government-issued photo identification that shows your current address, such as a drivers license or general identification card:
Alternate: documents proving identity and residency
Provide two (2) documents – that together prove your identity and your current residence.
If you do not have a piece of government issued photo identification with your current address, you must provide one (1) document that proves your identify and one (1) document 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 Check 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.
If you do not possess sufficient identification, your options include:
Vouching, which means asking a registered voter to vouch for your identity, can be used as a last resort on ordinary polling day if a voter does not have the necessary proof of identity and residency.
Another voter 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.