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Voter ID

Voter ID

You must prove your identity and address to vote in a provincial election. There are four ways to do this:

Option 1

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.

Option 2

Show a Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada.

Option 3

Show two pieces of ID. At least one must have your current address.

Examples:

  • BC Services Card (no photo)
  • healthcare card
  • birth certificate
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • passport
  • 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
  • transcript
  • 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.

Option 4

Vouching

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.