This letter is in response to the article Tsi Del Del hosts All Tsilhqot’in Nation Gathering by Sage Birchwater.
Thank you for highlighting the voter ID requirements for the Oct. 19 election.
We’ve noted that the article may give your readers the impression that photo ID is required to vote, but it is not.
Voters who don’t have a drivers’ license (or any other government-issued ID with photo, name and address) can still vote.
Alternatively, they may show two pieces with their name, one of which must have their current address (no photo is required for these two pieces).
There are many pieces to choose from, including the Band membership card, the Métis card and a card issued by an Inuit local authority.
Voters with ID with their name but no address can ask their Band or Inuit authority to issue a letter of confirmation of residence. The letter form can be downloaded from our website.
More information on www.elections.ca.
It is important to us that all electors have the information they need to be able to exercise their right to vote.
Thank you for helping us convey this information.