You must prove your identity and address to vote in a provincial election. There are four ways to do this:
Show one of these pieces of ID:
- a BC driver’s licence,
- a BC Identification Card (BCID),
- a BC Services Card (with photo), or
- another card issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that shows your name, photo and address.
Show a Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada.
Show two pieces of ID. At least one must have your current address.
- BC Services Card (no photo)
- healthcare card
- birth certificate
- Social Insurance Number card
- citizenship document/certificate
- Old Age Security Identification Card
- Canadian Forces photo identification
- Firearms possession-only license
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
- Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card
- Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card
- property tax assessment
- income tax assessment notice
- government cheque or government cheque stub
- statement of employment insurance benefits paid
- Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement
- Statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits
- Statement of Old Age Security
- admissions letter
- report card
- residence acceptance/confirmation
- tuition/fees statement
- student card
- provincial Where to Vote card
- bank/credit card or statement
- residential lease/mortgage statement
- insurance statement
- public transportation pass
- utility bill
- membership card
- hospital bracelet/document
- prescription medication container
- confirmation of residence
- personal cheque (printed by bank)
- statutory declaration prepared by a lawyer or notary public attesting a voter’s identity and/or residence
Note: Electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) and electronic scans of a paper document are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document or photocopies are not acceptable.
A voter without acceptable identification can be vouched for by another individual, known as a voucher. Learn more about vouching here.
See Voter ID FAQs here.