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 election officials to identify you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). 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 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 can mail, email or fax your FPCA. If you submit your FPCA by email or fax, you must also submit the original FPCA by mail. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How often must I submit my FPCA? Each year. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return the FPCA to your local election office by mail, email or fax. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? By mail. 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 requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. The FWAB may only be used to vote in Federal elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, in the town or city where a parent or legal guardian would be eligible to register and vote. 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? Please visit [www.sots.state.ct.us] (http://www.sots.state.ct.us).