Bring identification with you when voting; simply stating your name and date of birth is not sufficient.

The Election Act requires that a voter that is unknown to the returning officers should provide identification. 

Good examples of identification include your passport, driving licence and a bank card that contains a photo, but you can also use other types of ID. The requirement is that the ID should contain the voter's name, date of birth and a photo.

Another person in the polling station cannot accept or confirm the voter's identity.

If you are in an institution such as a nursing home, hospital or prison, you can have an employee at the institution confirm your identity.