Accepted identification

You may be asked to show identification when you check in at the voting place.


Sample voter information cardIf you are registered

If you are registered, you should receive a voter information card in the mail at the end of September.

New this year, everyone at the same address with the same last name will get their voter information cards sent in one envelope.

Bring your card with you when you vote to speed up your voting experience.

If you are not registered

If you're registering in person at a voting place, you need to provide two identification documents to prove who you are and where you live.

One of these two documents must include your signature. Electronic copies of documents are not accepted.


  • BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard
  • BC driver’s licence
  • BC identification card (BCID) from ICBC Driver Licencing
  • BC Services Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Citizenship card
  • Credit card or debit card
  • ICBC owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence
  • Income tax assessment
  • "Monthly Report" Form (HR0081) from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • "Monthly Report" Form (HR0081) from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (formerly Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
  • NEXUS card
  • Property tax notice
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Statutory declaration or sworn affidavit (from a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner for taking affidavits)
  • Student card
  • Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone, or cable services
  • Vancouver Public Library card

important The combined BC Driver's Licence and CareCard is considered one piece of ID.

If you have only one acceptable identifying document

You can swear a Declaration of Elector Identity and Place of Residence in front of a Presiding Election Official at the voting place.

This statutory declaration becomes your second identifying document. Only one statutory declaration will be accepted.

If you have no fixed address

If you live in Vancouver but have no fixed address or ordinary postal address, you can register to vote using the address of a shelter or social agency you go to.

For example:

  • Lookout Shelter
  • Salvation Army
  • Covenant House
  • Carnegie Centre

You will need to provide identification or make a sworn declaration.


Phone: 3-1-1


Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Election Office

1st Floor 
450 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4

City Clerk's Office

3rd Floor, City Hall
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4