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If you are a member of the Military (or family member), the Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all local, State and Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.
If you are overseas citizen the Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to New York's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you want to be an unaffiliated
voter, write “none.” Only the Independence Party allows
unaffiliated voters, under certain circumstances, to
participate in its primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Enter your valid New York Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, New York shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: New York allows you to receive your absentee
ballot by mail, email, or fax. Check how you would like to
receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or
fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then
your local election official will mail your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your New York voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block
9. This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local
election official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
If you are using the FPCA to register and choose to fax and email, you must also mail this form
If you choose to fax, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on New York State Election website). You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to:1-800-368-8683(703) 588-2148 DSN 425-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers.
If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form directly to your local election official. Email addresses can be found on New York State Election website. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on New York's Absentee Voting Guidelines
New York State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.19.2013