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Municipal Elections Act, 1996

ONTARIO REGULATION 500/09

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

Historical version for the period January 1, 2010 to March 30, 2010.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Proof of identity and residence

1. Each of the following options is prescribed as the proof of identify and residence that a person may present for the purposes of subparagraph 52 (1) 1 ii of the Act:

1. Option 1: An original copy of a document listed in Schedule 1 to this Regulation, if the document shows the person’s name, qualifying address and signature.

2. Option 2: An original copy of a document listed in Schedule 2, if the document shows the person’s name and signature, presented together with an original copy of a document listed in Schedule 3, if the document shows the person’s name and qualifying address. O. Reg. 500/09, s. 1.

2. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 500/09, s. 2.

SCHEDULE 1
(DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW NAME, QUALIFYING ADDRESS AND SIGNATURE)

1. An Ontario driver’s licence.

2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).

3. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion).

4. A cancelled personalized cheque.

5. A mortgage, lease or rental agreement.

6. An insurance policy.

7. A loan or financial agreement with a financial institution.

8. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

9. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

10. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

O. Reg. 500/09, Sched. 1.

SCHEDULE 2
(DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW NAME AND SIGNATURE)

1. An Ontario driver’s licence.

2. An Ontario Health Card.

3. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion).

4. A Canadian passport.

5. A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship.

6. A Certificate of Indian Status.

7. A Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card.

8. A social insurance number card.

9. An Old Age Security Card.

10. A credit card.

11. A debit card.

12. An employee identification card.

13. A student identification card issued by a post-secondary institution.

14. A union identification card or a professional licence card.

15. A cancelled personalized cheque.

16. A mortgage, lease or rental agreement for property in Ontario.

17. An insurance policy.

18. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

19. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

20. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

O. Reg. 500/09, Sched. 2.

SCHEDULE 3
(DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW NAME AND QUALIFYING ADDRESS)

1. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).

2. An income tax assessment notice.

3. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.

4. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.

5. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).

6. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).

7. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.

8. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.

9. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.

10. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.

11. A property tax assessment.

12. An insurance statement.

13. A mortgage, lease or rental statement for property in Ontario.

14. A credit card, bank account, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.

15. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization which provides services to persons with disabilities.

16. A hospital card or record.

17. A document showing campus residence issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.

18. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.

19. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.

20. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

21. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

22. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

23. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

O. Reg. 500/09, Sched. 3.