The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal, State and local elections in the calendar year in which it is submitted, and for the next calendar year. Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Montana Driver's License number. If you do not have a Montana Driver's License, enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you have never been issued either of these identification numbers, 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 local election official to follow up if more information is required. Note that for Federal primary and general elections you can use Montana's Electronic Absentee System (EAS). The EAS can be found at [www.sos.mt.gov/Elections](http://www.sos.mt.gov/). Montana allows you to receive the blank 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 Montana 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 mailing address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Montana 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. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email the form directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this document. If you use the Montana Electronic Absentee System the FPCA may be returned unsigned and attached to an email addressed to the local election office. 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 the document. 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, contact your local election office or refer to Montana's voter registration verification website at [www.sos.mt.gov/Elections/](http://www.sos.mt.gov/). Additionally, your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application for registration. **Ballot request by letter** If you are currently registered, you may submit a letter to your local election office to request a ballot. The letter should identify you as an absent uniformed services voter or overseas voter and include your birth date and signature. **Ballot request by proxy** A person who holds a power of attorney from an absent Uniformed Service member may apply on behalf of the Uniformed Service member for an absentee ballot to be sent to the voter for that election. The applicant shall provide a copy of the power of attorney authorizing the request for an absentee ballot along with the application. You may register up to and including Election Day. Montana allows you to use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Montana allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Montana Driver's License number. If you do not have a Montana Driver's License, enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you have never been issued either of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. 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 Montana 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. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in a general, special or primary election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote for State and Federal elections, go to [www.sos.mt.gov/Elections](http://www.sos.mt.gov/). 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. If you are using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election official by Election Day. If you are using the FWAB as a voted ballot only, it must be sent by 8 pm on Election Day and received by the local election office by 3 pm on the Monday after Election Day. 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. 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 fax your FWAB, fax it directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the bottom of this form. Include ballot, voter 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, 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. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send it as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with signed secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the bottom of this form. > ***Voted ballots that are returned to the local election office through the mail (except Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots) must be sent to the local election office so that they are received by 8 pm on Election Day.*** Voted ballots that are returned to the local election office electronically (except Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots) must be sent to the local election office by 8 pm on Election Day and be received by the local election office by 5 pm on the day after the election. (All times local to Montana). No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. You may return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use FPCA email or fax 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 [www.sos.mt.gov/Elections/](http://www.sos.mt.gov).