The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections conducted during the calendar year it was submitted. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your party affiliation submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. You will not have rights in a party for three months from the date of filing your change of political party. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Your valid Connecticut 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 identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your city or town elections official to follow up if more information is required. Connecticut allows you to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or email address in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Connecticut 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 city or town where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Connecticut provides a State Special Blank Write-In Absentee Ballot up to 90 days before the election to Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members unable to vote in the regular absentee voting process due to military contingencies. This ballot allows you to vote for local, State and Federal offices. To request it, write in Block 9: "Due to military contingencies, I am unable to follow the regular absentee ballot application process. I request a special write-in absentee ballot." Provide any information that may assist the city or town elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Connecticut allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your city or town elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your city or town elections department. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you submit the FPCA by email, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail If you choose to fax your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.sots.state.ct.us](http://www.sots.state.ct.us). You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA 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) 693-5527, 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). If you submit the FPCA by fax, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office at [http://www.sots.state.ct.us] (http://www.sots.state.ct.us), or refer to Connecticut's voter registration verification website [here](http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx). If you are a Uniformed Service member, family member, or overseas citizen residing temporarily outside the U.S., anyone may ask your local election official to send you registration materials and/or a ballot on your behalf. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register to vote in the town or city in Connecticut where a parent or legal guardian would be eligible to register and vote. Connecticut allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal office. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Connecticut does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration box. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Connecticut Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Complete street address of your Connecticut 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 city or town where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal office in a general, primary or special election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sots.state.ct.us] (http://www.sots.state.ct.us). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. 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. Connecticut requires you to submit the FWAB by mail. Mail the form directly to your city or town elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. The FWAB must be received by the city or town elections department by the ballot return deadline. 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. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your city or town elections official. >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office before the close of polls on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail. 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 if the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx] (http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx).