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You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to Puerto Rico's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot. You may not need to fill out this entire form. Puerto Rico only accepts the FPCA as a temporary registration and absentee ballot request for elections for Federal office. If you temporarily register using the FPCA, you will only be able to vote absentee, not in person. To register permanently, you must register in person.
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 National and State political party affiliation. If you want to change your National or State political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the Absentee Voting Administrative Board. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.
Block 3: Both your paternal and maternal surnames are required. Otherwise, provide your full name as it appears on file at the Puerto Rico State Elections Commission.
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your Puerto Rico Driver's License number is required. If you do not have a Puerto Rico Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number OR your voter registration number is required.
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: Puerto Rico does not allow you to receive your blank ballot by email or fax. More transmission options may be available. Check www.fvap.gov for updates.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Puerto Rico 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 your father's and mother's first names. The witness or certifying officer who signs the Affirmation must state here - “I certify that [voter] is a [member of the U.S. Army, student at XX University, etc., whichever is applicable].” Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. There is no notary requirement on elections for Federal offices.
If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to:
Absentee Voting Administrative Board State Elections Commission PO Box 195552 San Juan, PR 00919-5552
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 already registered to vote, you may fax your request for an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, you must return the original form by mail so it received by the appropriate deadline. It is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on Puerto Rico's Elections Commission website). You may also use our toll-free fax service by completing this Fax/Email Coversheet faxing the coversheet and form to:
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If you are already registered to vote, you may email your request for an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, you must return the original form by mail so it is received by the appropriate deadline. Email the signed form directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Puerto Rico's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Puerto Rico Elections Commission website
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