What you need to know to vote

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by Jen

This election is a marathon, and it’s also shrouded in confusion. We’ve received many emails asking logistical questions about voting. Below, you’ll find some basic information on what you need to have with you when you visit your local polling station to cast your ballot.

At your local polling station or Elections Canada office you must have the following pieces of information to vote:

  1. Show ONE of these pieces of ID:

  • Your driver’s licence

  • Your provincial ID card

  • Any other government card with your photo, name and current address

     2. Show TWO pieces of ID

At least ONE must have your current address on it.

  • Health Card

  • Canadian Passport

  • Birth certificate

  • Social insurance card

  • Label on a prescription container

  • Personal cheque

  • Credit Card

  • Debit Card

  • Bank Statement

  • Vehicle Ownership

There are many other options that will count as valid ID at your local office. To see more options for identification, click on this link for information.

Notes about ID:

  • Expired ID IS accepted

  • Your voter information card IS NOT accepted as ID

  • Printout copies of your ID ARE accepted


Additional Information:

You don’t have to wait until October 19th to vote! You can vote now or any day before then. You can find additional information that's specific to your area by following this link.

We know that this is a long election period, and a lot can happen in the next month. Sensible BC’s mission this fall is to defeat the Conservatives, and to ensure that a party with a progressive marijuana policy forms government. Make sure that you take the time to vote, and contact [email protected] if you’ve got questions about how to get involved in the election period or additional inquiries about voting.

 Together, we can make marijuana legal and stop the criminalization of users in Canada 

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