The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal elections for 18 months from the date of the receipt of the application. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are currently registered and want to change your political party affiliation and have been enrolled in the political party for at least three months, the FPCA must be received by your State elections official no later than 15 days before the election. If you are currently registered and have previously declined to indicate a political party and you now want to vote in a primary election, you must submit the FPCA to the State elections official before a primary ballot will be issued. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Your sex is not required.<br/><br/>Your race is not required.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Maine Driver's License number. If you do not have a Maine Driver's License, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, write "none" and the State will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your State elections official to follow up if more information is required. Maine allows you to receive your ballot by mail, or electronically via download from a secure website or by fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or emailaddress in Block 5. Please ensure that this email address does not block or filter emails forwarded from the state elections official. If you do not make a selection, then the State elections official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Maine 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 municipality where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. Provide the name of the municipality and State where you were registered to vote before you registered at your current Maine voting residence. This address must be different from the one in Block 7. If you have not registered to vote before, write "none." In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Maine provides a State Write-In Absentee Ballot three months before the election to any voter living outside the U.S. who believes they cannot receive and return their voted ballot in a timely manner. To request it, write in Block 9: "I will be unable to vote by regular absentee ballot. I request a blank absentee ballot." Provide any information that may assist the state elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Maine allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, fax or as a scanned attachment to an email. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to: Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions Division of Elections 101 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0101 If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to ets@fvap.gov. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to the State elections official at 207-287-5428 or tollfree within the United States at 877-443-1302. 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://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://fvap.gov). If you are a UOCAVA voter and you have requested an absentee ballot but not yet received it, please contact the Division of Elections toll-free within the United States at 1-888 - VOTESME (1-888-868-3763) or UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov. The Maine Division of Elections will contact you if your registration is denied. A family member (spouse or domestic partner, parent, sibling, child, stepparent, stepchild, stepsister, stepbrother, in-law, grandparent, grandchild, step-grandparent, step-grandchild, guardian or former guardian) may make a written request for an absentee ballot on your behalf. The request must be signed by the family member and indicate the family relationship. The request may be made to the State elections official either in-person, by mail or fax. The State elections official may mail the ballot directly to you or issue the ballot to the family member who must deliver the ballot to you. You may designate a third person (other than an immediate family member) to receive the ballot on your behalf by submitting a signed application or written request by mail or fax to the election office. The elections official must issue the ballot to the designee who must then deliver the ballot to you. You must have the ballot return envelope signed by a notary public, a clerk of courts or two other individuals (one of whom may be the ballot carrier). Maine allows registered voters to request an absentee ballot by telephone. Only the voter may request a ballot by telephone. You may request your ballot by contacting the Maine Division of Elections at (207)-624-7650 or toll-free within the United States at 1-888-VOTESME (1-888-868-3763). If you are already registered, you may request your ballot online. Please go [here] (http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl) (the Maine Division of Elections online absentee ballot request website). Maine allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration, ballot request and voting in primary and general elections for Federal offices and State offices and issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Maine allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Your sex is not required.<br/><br/>Your race is not required.<br/><br/>Enter your Maine Driver's License number. If you do not have a Maine Driver's License, enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, write "none" and 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 state elections official to follow up if more information is required. If you are using this form to register and wish to vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are currently registered and want to change your political party affiliation and have been enrolled in the political party for at least three months, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) must be received by the State elections official before a primary ballot will be issued. If you are currently registered and have previously declined to indicate a political party and you now want to vote in a primary election, you must submit the FPCA to the State elections official before a primary ballot will be issued. Complete street address of your Maine 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 municipality where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the State elections official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in a general, primary or special election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go [here] (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming.html). 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 FWAB must be received by the Maine Division of Elections by the ballot return deadline. 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. Maine allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to: Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions Division of Elections 101 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0101 If you choose to return your FWAB by email, email the FWAB as an attachment to an email to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov. If you choose to fax your voted FWAB, fax it directly to (207) 287-5874 or toll-free within the United States to (877) 443-1302. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. 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://fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693- 5527, DSN 223-5527, or tollfree 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://fvap.gov). > ***Voted ballots must be received by Maine Division of Elections by 8 pm ET on Election Day.*** You must seal your voted ballot in its return envelope and sign a certification as to its authenticity on the envelope or complete the affidavit you print when you download your ballot (if delivered electronically). If you opt to receive your ballot electronically rather than by mail, you will download instructions on how to return your ballot either by mail or as a scanned attachment to an email. If you received assistance in reading and/or marking your voted ballot, the ballot return envelope must be signed by the aide and witnessed by one other individual. 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 by sending an email to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov. In your email provide your name, date of birth and municipality where you are registered to vote. 2014-06-10T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 No deadline State Primary Registration No deadline General Election Registration No deadline State Primary Ballot Request No deadline General Election Ballot Request 2014-06-10T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-11-04T20:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions Division of Elections. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies 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 in primary elections? Yes. If you do not select a party, you can still vote in general elections, but not in primary elections. How can I submit my FPCA? You may return your FPCA by mail, email or fax. How often must I submit my FPCA? Submit a new FPCA every time your address changes or at least every 18 months. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? If you are already registered to vote, fill out the online ballot request form at [http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl] (http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl). How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)? You may return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email or fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election even if you are not registered and have not requested your absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal and State elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes. A U.S. citizen who has never lived in the United States, but who has a parent who is a qualified elector in Maine, may register and vote at the address where that parent is a qualified elector. 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 the following sites: [http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming.html] (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming.html) and [http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter_info/uocava.htm] (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter_info/uocava.htm). All 207-287-5428 UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov All Division of Elections Augusta ME 04333-0101