The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year or if your mailing address changes to qualify for all upcoming Federal elections. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to vote for partisan contests in primary elections, you must affiliate with the Constitution, Democratic, Republican or Libertarian Party. If you are not affiliated with a political party, you are only entitled to receive a nonpartisan ballot unless a party elects to open its primary to unaffiliated voters. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid Idaho 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 shall assign a number that will serve to identify you 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. Idaho 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 email address or fax number 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 Idaho 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 information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Idaho 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 choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at [www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm](http://www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm). If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. You must also submit the FPCA by mail. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of the section or at [www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm](http://www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm). 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 the end of the section or at [www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm](http://www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm). 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.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm](http://www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. **Ballot request by letter** If you are already registered, you may submit a letter to your local election official to request an absentee ballot by the ballot request deadline. The letter must include your name as registered, your voting residence address, your county and the address to which the absentee ballot should be sent. The letter must be personally signed and dated. It is recommended that you include contact information (i.e. phone number and/or email address) in case the election official needs additional information. Idaho allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to vote in any election for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Idaho 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). Date of birth.<br/><br/> 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. If you are not affiliated you are only entitled to receive a non-partisan ballot unless a party elects to open its Primary to unaffiliated voters. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting general elections ballot. Complete street address of your Idaho 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 your ballot. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.idahovotes.gov](http://www.idahovotes.gov). 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. Insert the ballot into the security envelope, seal the envelope. Insert the security envelope and the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail to your local election office. Addresses are found at the end of this section. Idaho does not allow you to return the FWAB by fax unless a special declaration is made by the Secretary of State before the election. Please refer to [www.idahovotes.gov](http://www.idahovotes.gov) to see if a declaration has been made. Idaho does not allow you to return the FWAB by email unless a special declaration is made by the Secretary of State before the election. Please refer to [www.idahovotes.gov](http://www.idahovotes.gov) to see if a declaration has been made. Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by 8 pm on Election Day. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail. In certain emergency situations as declared by the Secretary of State, Idaho may allow you to return your voted ballot by email or fax. Please refer to [www.idahovotes.gov](http://www.idahovotes.gov) to see if a declaration has been made. 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. You may track the status of your ballot at [http://www.idahovotes.gov/AbsenteeBallot/Default.aspx](http://www.idahovotes.gov/AbsenteeBallot/Default.aspx).