The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections conducted during the calendar year in which it is submitted. Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid Michigan Driver's License number, Personal Identification Card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, 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 local election official to follow up if more information is required. Michigan allows you to receive the absentee 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 Michigan 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 city or township where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Michigan 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. Many addresses can be found at the end of this section and a complete list is available at [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote). If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Contact information available at [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote). If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote). 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 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 or refer to Michigan's voter registration verification website at [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote). **Ballot request by letter** You may submit a signed letter to your local election office to request a ballot. The letter must include your printed name and signature, voting residence address, address to which the absentee ballot should be sent and the date of the election. Michigan allows a U.S. overseas citizen who is 18 years old, not registered to vote anywhere else in the U.S. and who is an eligible family member of a Michigan resident to register and vote in Michigan elections even though they have never established Michigan residency. Michigan allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in Federal general, special, and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and local ballot questions. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Michigan does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration box. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. 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 Michigan 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 city or township 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. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. For a State or local non-partisan office, write in the candidate's name and office. To cast a vote for a State or local proposal, identify the proposal and indicate a "Yes" or "No" vote. 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. Insert the sealed security envelope and the voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official. >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by the close of polls (8 pm) on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots (including the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot) must be returned by mail. 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 [www.michigan.gov/vote] (https://www.michigan.gov/vote).