The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections held until the voter fails to return an executed ballot in four consecutive statewide general elections. You may also register and request your absentee ballot online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Select the category that describes you. Enter your political party preference. If you do not wish to provide a party preference, enter "no party preference." In Presidential primary elections only, California law allows voters who have declined to provide a party preference to vote a party ballot at a primary election if the political party allows it. Find out which political parties allow this at www.sos.ca.gov. If you want to change your political party preference, submit a completed FPCA (by mail, fax or online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov) indicating your new party preference to the local elections official no later than 15 days before the election. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid California Driver License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number are required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, California will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voting purposes only. Recommended. Provide your contact information to allow your local elections official to follow up if more information is required. California allows you to receive the blank ballot by mail, email or fax. Some counties also offer downloadable online blank ballots. Check the county listing at [www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm] (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm) to see what options your county offers. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. If you choose to have your ballot emailed or faxed to you, provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, your local elections official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your California 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now, even if you are requesting your ballot electronically. Provide any information that may assist the local elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. California allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. You can also fill out an FPCA online at [RegisterToVote.ca.gov] (http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov). If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local elections office. Addresses can be found at [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm] (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm) or at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local elections official. Fax numbers can be found at [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm] (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm) or at the end of this section. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 696-2148, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local elections office. Contact information can be found at [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm] (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm) or at the end of this section. Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. Ballot request if recalled to Service If you are unable to appear at your polling place because of being recalled to service after the absentee ballot request deadline, but before 5 pm PT on the day before the election, you may request an absentee ballot at your local elections office. Military and overseas voters who have been released from military service and who return to their county of residence after the registration deadline may apply for registration at their local elections office. Military personnel must provide documentary proof that their release was after the registration deadline. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad, who is eligible to vote, and who has not previously registered to vote in any other State may register and vote in the California county where a parent or legal guardian would be eligible to register and vote. California allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration, ballot request and voting all elections for Federal, State and local offices and ballot measures. California allows you to use this form for registration. It must be submitted no later than 15 days prior to the election. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid California Driver License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number are required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, California will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voting purposes only. Recommended. Provide your contact information to allow your local elections official to follow up if more information is required. Enter your political party preference. If you do not wish to provide a party preference, enter "no party preference." In Presidential primary elections only, California law allows voters who have declined to provide a party preference to vote a party ballot at a primary election if the political party allows it. Find out which political parties allow this at [www.sos.ca.gov] (http://www.sos.ca.gov). Complete street address of your California 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now, even if you are requesting your ballot electronically. Provide any information that may assist the local elections official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [voterguide.sos.ca.gov/] (http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form, ballot request form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local elections office no later than 15 days before the election. If you are already registered and are using the FWAB simultaneously as a ballot request form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local elections office no later than 7 days before the election. If you are already registered and are using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be received by the local elections office no later than 8 pm on Election Day. If you receive the State 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. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert your voted ballot into the sealed security envelope. Place the security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into a mailing envelope and mail the envelope directly to your local elections office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you are a Uniformed Service member, a dependent, or citizen outside the U.S. temporarily, you may choose to fax your FWAB; you must sign an oath waiving your right to cast the ballot secretly. You should fax back your voted ballot only if doing so is necessary for the ballot to be received no later than 8 pm on Election Day. If you choose to fax your FWAB directly to your local elections official, fax numbers can be found at [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm] (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_mov.htm). Include your voted ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation, and cover sheet with the secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov.), and fax to: (703) 696-2148, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800- 368 -8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov.) > ***Voted ballots must be received by the local elections office by 8 p.m. PT on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. California law does not allow for return of voted ballots by email. Military and overseas voters living outside the territorial limits of the U.S. may return the voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail or fax in accordance with the instructions sent with the ballot. You must include a signed return envelope which includes a voter's declaration. If you choose to fax your voted ballot, you must also include an Oath of Voter form waiving your right to secrecy. After you have faxed your voted ballot, signed return envelope, and signed oath, you are encouraged to also return your voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail or in person. Military and overseas voters living within the territorial limits of the U.S. must return the voted ballot and signed return envelope by mail. Overseas Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members with access to the Military Postal Service may use the "Prepaid Expedited Mail Label 11-DOD." This label is available at APO/FPO locations and can only be used for the General Election. It provides expedited mail service up to seven days prior to the election. You can return your ballot with this label attached at any MPO/FPO, American embassy or consulate. A portion of the label is retained by you for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status. 2014-06-03T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-05-19T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-10-20T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-05-27T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-10-28T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-06-03T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-11-04T20:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return 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 elections office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). You can also fill out an FPCA at [RegisterToVote.ca.gov] (http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov). 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? No, except for Presidential primary elections. How can I submit my FPCA? By mail or fax. You can also fill out an FPCA online at [RegisterToVote.ca.gov] (http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov) How often must I submit my FPCA? The FPCA is good for four regularly scheduled general elections or whenever you need to update your information. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return the FPCA to your local elections official. You can also fill out an FPCA at [RegisterToVote.ca.gov] (http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov) to request your absentee ballot. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? By mail or fax. Fax is only permitted if you live outside the territorial limits of the U.S. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? If you are registered to vote and have previously requested your ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. The FWAB may be used for registration, ballot request and voting all elections for Federal, State and local offices and ballot measures. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [voterguide.sos.ca.gov/] (http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/). 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