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Voter Identification

In December 2009, the Province of Ontario passed the Good Government Act, 2009, which introduced changes to municipal election legislation.

Specifically, the amendments include the following:

  • Voters must now produce identification prior to casting a ballot, which includes the voter's name, qualifying address and signature.
  • Each voting place must be accessible to voters with disabilities.

Voters Require Identification

Changes to the current voting process require acceptable identification:

  • If an elector is on the Voters List and presents identification that shows their name, qualifying address and signature, he/she will be provided with a ballot and allowed to vote.
  • If an elector is on the Voters List but does not have acceptable identification, he/she may complete a Declaration of Identity form. Once the form is completed, a ballot will be provided and the individual is allowed to vote.
  • If an elector is not on the Voters List or their information is incorrect, but has the appropriate identification, he/she may complete a revision form to add their name to the list or correct their information. Once completed, a ballot will be provided and the individual will be allowed to vote.
  • If an elector is not on the Voters List and does not have appropriate identification, he/she will not be provided with a ballot and cannot vote.

Acceptable Voter Identification

Note: The Voter Identification Card cannot be used as ID.

One piece of ID: showing Name, Qualifying Address and Signature

  • Ontario driver's licence
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card with address)
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion)
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • Insurance policy
  • Loan or financial agreement with a financial institution
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

OR Two pieces of ID:

First piece of ID showing Name and Signature

  • Ontario driver's licence
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion)
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Old Age Security Card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Employee Identification card
  • Student Identification card issued by a post-secondary institution
  • Union Identification card or professional licence card
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage, lease or rental agreement for property in Ontario
  • Insurance policy
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document issued by the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

Second piece of ID: showing Name and Qualifying Address

The voter information card cannot be used as ID.

  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • Income tax assessment notice
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  • Property tax assessment
  • Insurance statement
  • Mortgage, lease or rental statement for property in Ontario
  • Credit card, bank account, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization which provides services to persons with disabilities
  • Hospital card or record
  • Document showing campus residence issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
  • Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document issued by the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
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cityclerk@cityssm.on.ca

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