Elections New Brunswick

Voter Identification:

An elector is not required to show ID when voting in a New Brunswick provincial or local government election. However, when you arrive at the polling station, you are required to state your name and address to the poll worker so that they can find your name on the List of Electors.

If you are a first time voter who needs to be added to the voter’s list identification will be required.

To get added to the voters list you must first meet the qualifications to vote and provide one or more pieces of ID that between them show your name, current address and signature.
(A New Brunswick driver’s license contains all three and is the ideal piece of identification).


Other options may include:

  • lease agreements,
  • utility bills,
  • student IDs,
  • other documentation that provides the above three requirements, or having a friend already on the voters list vouch for your residency.

If you don't have identification documents, you may also have an eligible elector who is on the List of Electors at the polling station vouch for you, and swear an oath that you meet the qualifications to vote.

If you need to add your name, correct or update your personal information, you may contact the local Returning Office or you can make the change when you go to the polls to vote. You can also call Elections NB to update your personal information.

Everyone who is on the voters list is mailed a Voter Information Card before the election telling them the address of their polling station as well as the dates and times of advance and ordinary polling.