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Lacombe Votes 2017 logo2017 Voter Identification Requirements

Voter Identification Requirements are the same as the 2013 General Election.  

In accordance with section 53(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act (Proof of Elector Eligibility), Local Bylaw 426 (Voter Identification), and section 95(1)(a)(ii) of the Province of Alberta Election Act (Declaration Procedure), in order to vote, an elector MUST:

  • Produce one piece of Canadian Government Issued Identification (federal, provincial, local or an agency of that government) that contains a photo of the electorand his or her name and current address, (such as Operator/Driver’s license or Government photo identification card (for non-drivers)
  • One piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act section 95(1)(a)(ii) which establishes the elector’s name and the elector’s current address. Acceptable types of identification include the following:

      • Bank/Credit Card Statement or Personal Cheque
      • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university
      • Government cheque or cheque stub
      • Income/Property tax assessment notice
      • Insurance policy or coverage card
      • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
      • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation
      • Residential lease or mortgage statement
      • Statement of government benefits (eg. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit)
      • Utility bill (eg. Telephone, public utilities commission, television, electrical, gas or water)
      • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for tenant elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless
      • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or
      • Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.

Learn more about voter identification in the Election Bylaw 426.