First Nations and want to vote? This is what you need to know

APTN National News
Voting in the upcoming federal election is different than any others in the past.

That’s because the rules have changed when it comes to casting a ballot.

A common practice on First Nation communities has been someone “vouching” for a person’s identity.

That’s no longer allowed under changes to the Election Act by the Harper government.

Vouching has been replaced by “swearing an oath” where someone, with photo identification that shows their name and address , swears to the residence of a person.

And they can only do it for one person.

First Nation voters can also have a “letter of confirmation” of residence filled out by their band.

A valid piece of identification, like a driver’s license, that has a home address will also work. 

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