The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections through the two subsequent regularly scheduled Federal general elections. Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Provide your date of birth.<br/><br/>Provide your sex.<br/><br/>Your valid Louisiana 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, you may use one of the following: a current and valid photo identification or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the name and address of the applicant. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Louisiana 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 and/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 Louisiana 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 parish 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. Louisiana allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, fax or logging into the Louisiana Voter Portal at [https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/] (https://voterportal.sos.la.gov). 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 or online at [www.geauxvote.com] (http://www.geauxvote.com). 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 or online at [www.geauxvote.com] (http://www.geauxvote.com). If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or online at [www.geauxvote.com] (http://www.geauxvote.com). 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 [www.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 [www.fvap.gov](http://www.fvap.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Louisiana's voter registration verification website at [www.geauxvote.com](http://www.geauxvote.com). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your registration is denied. Louisiana allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in any election 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. Louisiana 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). Provide your date of birth.<br/><br/>Provide your sex. <br/><br/>Enter your valid Louisiana 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. Not required. Complete street address of your Louisiana 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 parish 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 any Federal election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/default.aspx](http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/default.aspx). 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 State absentee ballots. 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. You must submit the FWAB by mail, unless you feelyou will not have time to vote in a timely manner.Please contact your local registrar for additional fax or emergency options. When mailing your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section or online at [http://www.geauxvote.com] (http://www.geauxvote.com). > ***When you receive your primary election ballot by mail, you will also receive the Louisiana State Green Ballot. Filling out and submitting the Louisiana Green Ballot by numbering the candidates according to your preferences ensures you have voted in the General Election.*** >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls on Election Day.*** The oath on the ballot return envelope must be signed. No witness or notary is required. You must return the voted ballot by mail, unless you feel you will not have time to vote in a timely manner. Please contact your local registrar for additional fax or emergency options, otherwise use FPCA 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. You may track the status of your ballot at [http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/618/Default.aspx](http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/618/Default.aspx).