Voter ID now required

As voters prepare to go to the polls next week, Elections Canada is reminding the public they’ll need more than just their voting card to cast their ballot in this election.

Under new legislation, voters are now required to produce proof of identity before voting.

The new rules mean that a voter must produce either one piece of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, or two pieces of non-photo ID, with at least one containing the current address of the voter.

Voters can also be vouched for, by another person, who is registered to vote at the same location as them, and who has produced appropriate ID.

Despite how new the process is, Susan Friend with Elections Canada says she doesn’t expect the rules to hamper elections turnout next week.

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A complete explanation of the new voter ID rules is available at the Elections Canada website: www.elections.ca.

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