It’s every adult Canadian’s right to vote… but only if you’re registered with Elections Canada.

Regional media advisor Réjean Grenier says most of us are already registered for the October

“If you filed an income tax return,” he says, ”you have probably checkmarked the little box that says ‘Can we share this with Elections Canada?’ and then Elections Canada then has all of your information.”

Confirmation of that will come to your home mail box around the end of this month, in the form of a voter information card.

“Now if you don’t get a voter information card,” Grenier advises, “then you should check with your returning office to make sure you are on the registry, or (check) on the website, actually.”

On voting day, all you need for ID is a driver’s licence.  Failing that, a health card is okay, but you will need another document, too, to verify your address.

Click here for the Elections Canada web site.

Click here for the Elections Canada web site.