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The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for every subsequent Federal election held until the voter otherwise notifies the clerk, or the county election official receives evidence that the elector’s voter registration is no longer current.
All information applies to Uniformed Service members, their families, and overseas citizens, as well as members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Merchant Marine who have been discharged within 30 days of an election.
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. To vote in the elections of a political party that has authorized non-affiliated electors, write: “I want to vote in (fill in party) primary.” Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your valid Oregon Driver's License number OR if you do not have an Oregon Driver's License the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, the State 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: Oregon allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email, or fax. Please rank your preference of 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 Oregon 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: In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Oregon provides a State Write-In Absentee Ballot to any voter residing outside the U.S. unable to vote using the regular absentee voting process. This ballot may be requested any time before the election. To request it, write in Block 9: “I am outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia and I am unable to vote and return a regular absentee ballot by normal mail delivery in the time
provided for regular absentee ballots. I request a special write-in absentee ballot.” This request is valid only for the election specified on the application. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
Oregon allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, or fax.
If you choose to mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request, mail the form directly 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 choose to fax or email, you MUST also sign and mail your request.
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 Oregon Election website. You must also submit the original by mail. You may also use our toll-free fax service. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use this Fax/Email Coversheet and fax to:
Inside the U.S.?: 1-800-368-8683
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 Oregon Election website. You must also submit the original by mail. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to email@example.com.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on Oregon's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Oregon State Election website
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