The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) can be used to simultaneously register to vote and request absentee ballots. The request for an absentee ballot is good for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing scheduled general election. Select the category that describes you. To vote in party primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. All qualified voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in primary elections for candidates for nonpartisan offices, for judicial retention, for issues included on the ballot, and for offices whose candidates all have the same party affiliation and whose winner will not face opposition in the general election. Political party affiliation is not required if you are only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle), Suffix Date of birth.<br/><br/>Race/ethnicity is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Multi- racial; White, not of Hispanic Origin; Other.<br/><br/>Your valid Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card Number. If you do not have Florida Driver's License or State ID, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of these identification numbers, you must write "none" or your application for new registration will be considered incomplete. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Florida allows you to receive the ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number 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 Florida 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. Requested but not required. Provide complete information on where you last registered and voted. If offered in your county, you may request the sample ballot to be emailed in lieu of mailed to you. Provide your email address in Block 5. Sign and date. No notary or witness is required. If you are registering to vote, read the following oath before signing, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information provided in this application is true." Florida allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax if you are already registered. If you are not already registered, you must submit your FPCA by mail. If you mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at [http://election.myflorida.com] (http://election.myflorida.com). If you fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [http://election.myflorida.com](http://election.myflorida.com). You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax or email 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 email to ets@fvap.gov or 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 tollfree 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 election official. Contact information can be found at [http://election.myflorida.com] (http://election.myflorida.com). When you are registered you will receive a voter information card. If you provide your email address with your absentee ballot request, your local election official will also contact you regarding the status of your absentee ballot request. You may also track the status of your absentee ballot request at [http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/] (http://registration.elections.myflorida.com). You may also request an absentee ballot by providing your name, date of birth and address to the local election official by phone, mail, email, fax or via an online system. Contact information can be found at [http://election.myflorida.com] (http://election.myflorida.com) or at the end of this section. If an individual or accompanying family member is discharged from the Uniformed Services, has returned from a military deployment or activation, or is separated from employment outside the U.S. after the registration deadline, he or she may still register with the Supervisor of Elections until 5 pm on the Friday before Election Day. Florida allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in elections for any Federal office and any State and local office with two or more candidates. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Florida 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), Suffix Date of birth.<br/><br/>Race/ethnicity is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Multi- racial; 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 Florida 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 town or city 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. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal office and any State and local office involving two or more candidates. To find out the candidates for races in which you can vote, go to [http://election.myflorida.com] (http://election.myflorida.com). 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. The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for the regular State absentee ballots. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the regular ballot. If both the regular ballot and the FWAB are received by the local election official by the deadline, only the regular ballot will be counted. The instructions for submitting your FWAB are the same as for official absentee ballots. Use the instructions under "Voting your ballot." Be sure to include the ballot, voter affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. >***For absent stateside Uniformed Service members and their families, voted ballots for primary and general elections must be submitted by mail and received by the local election office no later than 7 pm on Election Day.*** >***For all overseas voters, including Uniformed Service members and their families stationed overseas, voted ballots for elections must be received by the local election office no later than 7 pm on Election Day for primary elections. Voted ballots for Presidential Preference Primaries and general elections only, may be received no later than 10 days after the election as long as the ballots are postmarked or dated and signed by Election Day.*** Absent stateside Uniformed Service members and their families must return the voted ballot by mail. All overseas voters, including Uniformed Services members and their families, may return the voted ballot by mail or fax. Use the same fax and mail instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." 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. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. If you forget to sign your absentee ballot, you have until 5 pm on the day before an election to submit an affidavit to cure the unsigned absentee ballot. The affidavit must also include a copy of one of the following: * Identification that includes your name and photograph: United States passport; debit or credit card; military identification; student identification; retirement center identification; neighborhood association identification or public assistance identification; or * Identification that shows your name and current residence address; current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document (excluding your voter information card). Instructions and affidavit form can be found at your respective local election official's website and on the Department of State's [http://election.myflorida.com/voting/absentee.html] (http://election.myflorida.com/voting/absentee.html). You may track the status of your ballot through the Division of Elections' Voter [http://registration.elections.myflorida.com] (http://registration.elections.myflorida.com) or through your local election official's website.