What kinds of elector identification are valid for proving eligibility to vote?

For an elected authority that does not prepare a list of electors, or where the person’s name does not appear on the list of electors, Section 53(1)(b)(i) establishes the general basic requirement for verification of the person’s identity and current residence.  Under this basic requirement, the voter must produce (A) one piece of photo identification with name and address that is issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial, local, or an agency thereof), or (B) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act with name and address.

Types of government-issued identification allowed under (A) must show the name, address and a photo of the elector and so examples of appropriate ID include:

  • Operator/Driver’s license

  • Government photo identification card (for non-drivers)

Types of Chief Electoral Officer-approved identification allowed under (B) must show the name and address of the elector and so 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

  • 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

From FAQ Alberta Leaders, Candidate Information http://www.albertaleaders.ca/index.aspx


The next municipal election
takes place October  2021.
Voter Eligibility

Elections for the Village of Caroline are held every four years.  By-elections are held to fill council vacancies as required.

Councillors have the opportunity to significantly influence the future of the Village of Caroline. Each councillor must care about the community and have time to be involved in making positive changes.

The Village of Caroline has 5 elected councillors.
The councillors appoint one councillor as Mayor at their Organizational Meeting held annual in late October.

Each councillor will be appointed to serve on other community boards and committees such as Caroline Library, Caroline & District Recreation & Agriculture Society, Rocky Senior Housing Authority, Rocky Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority, etc.

Each prospective candidate must submit a completed nomination form signed by 5 people who are eligible to vote. All applications and information will be posted through local newspapers and advertised prior to election dates.