Voter Identification

When you go to vote at your voting place, remember to bring identification with you. Note: You can bring your voter notification card, but it is not sufficient identification. Following amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, and consistent with federal and provincial elections, you are required to show proof of your identity and residence or complete a Declaration of Identity declaring that you are the elector shown on the voters' list.

Examples of acceptable identification are listed below.

Option A

ONE piece of an original, or certified or notarial copy, of a document listed in the table below and shows your name and qualifying address:

  1. An Ontario driver's licence.
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).
  3. An Ontario Photo Card.
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque.
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  12. An income tax assessment notice.
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
  21. A property tax assessment.
  22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.
  23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
  24. A hospital card or record.
  25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
  26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
  27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, phone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.
  28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
  29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

OR

Option B

Electors who do not have the required proof of identity and residency will be required to complete, at the Voting Place, a Declaration of Identity to receive their ballot.