Registration is not required if you are an active duty Uniformed Service member, or their eligible family member if you are voting in elections for Federal offices only. However, it is recommended you still complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot. In the event you cannot or choose not to submit an FPCA, you may submit the Federal Write-in Ballot (FWAB) to your local election official by the ballot return deadline. The FPCA requests absentee ballots for both the primary and subsequent general election. You may also submit the FPCA by the listed registration deadline to register permanently in Missouri and vote a full ballot including State and local offices. If you do not register permanently, you will not be qualified to vote in person at the polls upon your return to Missouri. If you are not an active duty Uniformed Service member, or an eligible family member, you must register to vote by the stated registration deadline to vote in Federal or State elections. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you do not enter a preference, the local election official is authorized to provide that part of the ballot for which political party designation is not required. Political party preference is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. Your valid Missouri Driver's License number AND the last four digits of your Social Security number are required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers please write "none" on the form, and the State will assign you a unique identifying number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Beginning July 1, 2014, a UOCAVA voter's absentee ballot request that contains the voter's email address will be considered a standing request through December 31 of the year following the calendar year of the date of the application. Local election officials transmit blank ballots by mail, email or fax to UOCAVA voters. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. More transmission options may be available. Check [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov) for updates. Complete street address of your Missouri 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. If you do not wish to receive ballots for all Federal elections through the next Federal election cycle, you may request a ballot for each election for Federal office held in the next election year OR a ballot for only the next scheduled election for federal office by noting your choice here. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Beginning July 1, 2014, Missouri will allow you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax if you are using the FPCA as a ballot request or registration. 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 and online at [http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp](http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp). If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email the FPCA directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, please fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp](http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp). 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 Missouri's voter registration verification website at [http://www.govotemissouri.com] (http://www.govotemissouri.com). **Ballot request by proxy** Your spouse, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, sibling, child, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, or grandchild may request in person to the local election official that an absentee ballot be mailed to you. Missouri allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in any general, special, Presidential preference or primary election for Federal, statewide, or State Legislative office or State Ballot Measure, or in any other election allowing absentee voting. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Beginning July 1, 2014, Missouri allows you to register to vote by checking this box. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. Enter your valid Missouri Driver's License number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Beginning July 1, 2014, a *UOCAVA* voter's absentee ballot request that contains the voter's email address will be considered a standing request through December 31 of the year following the calendar year of the date of the application. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you do not enter a preference, the local election official is authorized to provide that part of the ballot for which political party designation is not required. Political party preference is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Complete street address of your Missouri 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 this ballot or application. The FWAB must be sworn to before 2 witnesses. Please have the second witness sign in box 9. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections] (http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections). 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 for UOCAVA voters. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you must also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Beginning July 1, 2014, Missouri will allow you to return the FWAB by email or fax if you are using it as a voter registration or for those individuals in specific areas if a special hostile fire area declaration is made by the Secretary of State before the election. Please refer to [www.sos.mo.gov] (https://www.sos.mo.gov) to see if a declaration has been made. 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 your local election office. Addresses can be found below. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, Voter Declaratin/Affirmation, and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, please fax the ballot directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at [http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp] (http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp). Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with signed 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://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). >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by 7 pm CT on Election Day. Beginning July 1, 2014, UOCAVA voters in Missouri mailing their ballots must postmark their ballots no later than 12:01 am on the day of the election and the ballot must be received no later than the Friday after the election.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Missouri allows you to return the voted ballot by email or fax if you are in a special hostile fire area declaration is made by the Secretary of State before the election or,beginning July 1,2014, if you are submitting a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) used as a voter registration. Please refer to [http://www.sos.mo.gov] (http://www.sos.mo.gov) to see if a declaration has been made. Use FPCA email and fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." All other voted ballots 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 [http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/military/default.asp#trackBallot] (http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/military/default.asp#trackBallot).