2013 Elections Voter Identification Information

New regulations for the 2013 Municipal Election require voters to produce one piece of identification that establishes both the elector’s name and current address.  Information on acceptable forms of voter identification is available below.  

Acceptable ID:

Types of government-issued identification allowed must show the name, address and a photo of the elector. Examples of appropriate ID include:

  • Operator/Driver’s license
  • Alberta Identification Card (for non-drivers)

Some examples of other types of approved identification allowed must show the name and address of the elector. Examples of appropriate ID include:

  • 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
  • One of the following, issued by the responsible authority of a shelter or soup kitchen: Attestation of residence, letter of stay, admission form or statement of benefits
  • Pension Plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation
  • Prescription bottle insert
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement
  • Statement of government benefits, e.g. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit
  • Utility bill, e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water
  • Vehicle ownership or insurance certificate

A further information and a complete list of acceptable ID can be found at the following links:

Municipal Affairs Voter Identification Requirements

Voter Identification and Other Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please contact 403-345-1304 or Elections@coaldale.ca