Eligibility of voters
The voter must reside in Canada and must be at least 18 years old or complete 18 years. This means the referendum 2009, all those who were born in 1991 or before are eligible to vote in addition they should meet one of the following criteria:
a) Born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.
b) Has a spouse who was born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.