How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections). You may also visit [www.elections.alaska.gov] (http://www.elections.alaska.gov) and select the Military and Overseas link for a State of Alaska registration application and State specific information. What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes. If you do not select a party, you can still vote in the General Election, but not in the primary election. How can I submit my FPCA? You must mail, email or fax your FPCA to the State of Alaska Absentee and Petition Office. The contact information for this office can be found at the end of this section. How often must I submit my FPCA? Each calendar year in which there is a scheduled election. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? The FPCA allows you to request an absentee ballot. You may visit [www.elections.alaska.gov] (http://www.elections.alaska.gov) and select the Military and Overseas link for a State of Alaska absentee ballot application and State specific information. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)? If you request a ballot by mail, you must return the voted ballot by mail. If you request a ballot by fax, you must return the voted ballot either by mail or by fax. If you request an online ballot you must return your ballot either by mail or electronically via upload using the secure online ballot solution. You may return your FWAB by mail or fax. You may only return your FWAB by fax if you requested your ballot by fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? To use the FWAB please carefully read the section "How and where to submit your FWAB." Alaska allows you to use the FWAB for registration and voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State, judicial offices and ballot propositions. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and whose parents were last domiciled in Alaska is eligible to register to vote as a "Federal voter" and may vote in Alaska. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? When voting a FWAB, your signature must be witnessed by either an authorized official or one person 18 years of age or older. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? To find out the races, candidates and ballot propositions for which you can vote, go to [www.elections.alaska.gov] (http://www.elections.alaska.gov).