0.2 C
Fort St. John
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Home News Voter ID now required

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.

[asset|aid=405|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=88b598b379f0ae9e350a0b43d617c130-Friend-1_1_Pub.mp3]

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

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Local Events

Must Read

Man rescued after falling off curved Kiskatinaw River Bridge

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - North Peace Search and Rescue was called in to help someone who fell from the Kiskatinaw River Bridge on...