The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums held during the current calendar year. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>Requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian or Pacific Islander not Native Hawaiian; Black, not of Hispanic origin; Hispanic; Multi-racial; Native Hawaiian; White, not of Hispanic origin; Other.<br/><br/>Your valid Alabama Driver's License number OR 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 will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your county elections official to follow up if more information is required. Alabama allows you to receive your blank ballot electronically or by mail. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email address does not block or filter emails forwarded from your county election official. Complete street address of your Alabama voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you receive your mail now. If you do not wish to receive ballots through the end of the current calendar year, provide an earlier expiration here. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. You must mail your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. To check the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Alabama's voter registration verification website at [http://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/](https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. Alabama allows you to use Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Alabama does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration block. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian or Pacific Islander not Native Hawaiian; Black, not of Hispanic origin; Hispanic; Multi-racial; Native Hawaiian; White, not of Hispanic origin; other. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Not required. Complete street address of your Alabama voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. This form must be sworn to before two witnesses (18 years or older). Vote for any Federal office in any Federal election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sos.alabama.gov] (http://www.sos.alabama.gov). Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official. >*** Voted ballots must be postmarked no later than the day of the election and received by the local election official by noon seven days after the election. *** >*** Voted ballots must be returned by mail or commercial delivery company service.*** Voted ballots must be sworn before two witnesses, aged 18 or older. Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov](https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov).