Road building Pt 3, (or voting issues)
Sorry about the part 3 but wanted to respond to Marquest
It is not uncommon especially in our senior population. They no longer drive and most at that age would not be traveling so they do not need ID.
I think there are a couple reasons why ID in your country vs ours is so different.
Probably the biggest reason, speaking for Ontario, is that our health insurance is tied to a photo ID card. You show that card at every doctor's office visit. If you don't have the card, you aren't covered. So everybody, young and old, takes the steps to get their ID.
Jerzee asked about remote or native populations. Same thing asabove for health coverage, but then there is also the added UID (again, photo ID) Indian Status Card which you must show when you make purchases in order to be exempt from taxes. On top of that, there are countless other benefits so it is something that everyone in a native community makes sure they have.
Plus, it's not difficult to get your birth certificate here. You fill out the paperwork for your child when it's born... for the 90 year olds around here, well, most got it when they were born too or they used other documents or had someone vouch for them when they got older. Baptismal certificates were often used.
If said a number of times on this forum that I think if that many people in your country have no documentation proving who they are, then it's a bigger problem than the voting issue. It should be a community and government priority to help each and every person gather together their identification. If the majority of them are elderly people... the best place to start is in the nursing homes. A requirement that nursing home staff call in a social service agency for any resident who doesn't have documentation PLUS funding for the program would be a proper start.