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ID Required To Vote

In order to vote in Alberta, you need to be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ordinarily a resident of Alberta for at least the past six months

Identification proving your identity and address is required in order to vote in Alberta if you are not on the List of Electors on Polling Day. You can provide one piece of government issued ID with a photograph, your name, and current address. Examples of government issued ID include your Alberta Driver’s License or Alberta Identification Card.

Any voter who is not on the List of Electors and is unable to provide government issued ID must provide two pieces of authorized identification. Both pieces must include your name. One of the pieces also must have your address.

For more information on the types of identification that are accepted prior to voting, view our complete list here.

Still have questions about the election process, voting or voter eligibility? Please visit the FAQ section or read up on legislation in our Resources section.