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Friday, September 24, 2021 / Categories: Public Notices

2021 Municipal Election: Voter ID Requirements

To vote in this year’s municipal election in Whitecourt, an elector must produce one piece of authorized identification that establishes BOTH the elector’s name and current address. 

Voters are required to produce authorized identification containing their name and current address.  This includes an Alberta Operator’s (Driver’s) Licence or Identification Card (for non-drivers).  If an elector does not have a Driver’s Licence or Government Identification Card, other approved forms of identification with name and address are noted below: 

  • Bank/Credit card statement or personal cheque;
  • Government cheque or cheque stub;
  • Income/property tax assessment notice;
  • Utility bill (telephone, television, power, gas or water);
  • Vehicle insurance certificate;
  • Statement of government benefits (employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit); and
  • Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of a shelter or soup kitchen.

For a complete list of authorized identification visit 

The Town of Whitecourt uses electronic tabulators for the municipal election.  Many municipalities across Canada now use electronic tabulators as they offer a secure, accurate, and reliable voting solution.  As always, the Town of Whitecourt’s goal for the municipal election is to maintain voter confidence, enhance voter experience, and ensure accurate and timely results.