Identification Requirements

All voters must produce a identification that shows their name and current address (either a Banff residential address or Banff post office box ).  Voters can provide government-issued identification, any one piece of identification approved by the Chief Electoral Officer of Alberta.  Alternatively, a voter may now vouch for a person as described below. 

Acceptable identification:

Government issued identification 
  • Alberta Operator's (Drivers) Licence; or
  • Alberta Identification Card; or
Government issued documents
  • Government cheque of cash stub; or
  • Income or property tax assessment notice; of
  • Statement of government benefits (for example. employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit); or
School, college, or university documents
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university; or
Other documents
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque; or
  • Insurance policy or coverage card;
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee; or
  • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation; or
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement*; or
  • Utility bill (e.g. telephone, public utilities commission, television, electric, gas, water) or
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate
New - Vouching
Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act will now allow provisions for vouching.  A voter who has shown valid identification may vouch for a voter who does not have identification if:
  • The person vouching signs a statement/form that they know the person and that the person resides at the address indicated on the statement; and
  • Both the voters meet the eligibility requirements to vote.
  • The elector has not already vouched for another person. 
A voter who has relied on vouching to validate their identity and address cannot vouch for someone else.

Still unsure if you have the required identification?
Call the Returning Officer at 403.762.1209 in advance for help.  There are lots of free options. Don't wait until Election Day.