Elections Canada

Elections Canada

October 10, 2008 12:33 ET

Electors Must Prove Their Identity and Address When They Vote

Legislation change means Canadians need to present identification at the polls

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) -

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- A federal election will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.

- All electors must meet new voter identification requirements when they vote in the federal election on Tuesday.

- Electors may choose any of three options to prove their identity and address.

- Some identification documents used at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.

"Most voters will be able to meet the new requirements by simply showing just one piece of identification, like a driver's licence, that has their name, photo and address. They will then be able to vote easily," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

Obtain further information about voter ID at the polls.

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