The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all scheduled Federal elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new FPCA every time your address changes or every year. Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security number, provide a copy of a document issued from the Social Security Administration stating that you were never issued one. The local election office shall assign you a number for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Hawaii allows you to receive your ballot by fax or email. 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, your local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Hawaii 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. Provide any additional information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. If you are unable to sign, your mark must be witnessed by another individual 18 years or older. Hawaii allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section and at [www.hawaii.gov/elections](http://www.hawaii.gov/elections). If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section and at [www.hawaii.gov/elections](http://www.hawaii.gov/elections). 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 fax 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 office. Contact information can be found at [www.hawaii.gov/elections](http://www.hawaii.gov/elections). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. U.S. citizens who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Hawaii are eligible to vote at the same voting residence claimed by their parent (for Federal office ballots only). Hawaii allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in all elections. If using the FWAB for registration, it must be submitted by the voter registration deadline.If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote anytime before an election. Hawaii allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your Social Security Number or your assigned 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. Not required. Complete street address of your Hawaii 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. 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 office in any election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.hawaii.gov/elections](http://www.hawaii.gov/elections). 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 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 ballots are received by the deadline, only the regular ballot will be counted. When mailing your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope containing your voted ballot and the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB to your local election official. Addresses are found at the end of this section. 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) 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). Fax must include the ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. > Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls on Election Day. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. You may return the voted ballot by mail (or by fax only if you requested the blank ballot by fax within 5 days before the election). If returning the ballot by fax, you must submit a secrecy waiver provided with the ballot or the fax cover sheet in Chapter 1 of this *Guide*. The faxed waiver and ballot must be received by the local election office no later than 6 pm on Election Day. Use FPCA fax 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. Once received at the local election office, you may also track the status of your voted ballot at [http://hawaii.gov/elections/info/uocava_receipt_of_ballots](http://hawaii.gov/elections/info/uocava_receipt_of_ballots).