How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form can be used to register 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. How can I submit my FPCA? By mail, email or fax. How often must I submit my FPCA? The FPCA is good for all elections in the calendar year submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes, or every year. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return the FPCA to your local election office. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (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? If you are registered to vote in Mississippi, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not registered your FWAB must arrive before the voter registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? No. 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? Contact your Circuit Clerk. Contact information for each Circuit Clerk can be found at the end of this section.