The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal, State and local elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new application after January 1 of each year. Select the category that describes you. Political affiliation is not necessary to vote in Nebraska's primary. Registered nonpartisan voters can vote a nonpartisan ballot, or they may request a non-partisan Republican ballot or a non-partisan Democrat ballot. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than the third Friday before the election. Political party affiliation is not required for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). If you are married and assumed the name of your spouse, write your previous name here. Date of birth. Your valid Nebraska Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is only required for voter registration if you are registering for the first time and submitting your application by mail. If you do not possess 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. Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 currently live. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Nebraska provides a State Special Write-In Absentee Ballot 60 days before the election to any voter residing outside the U.S. This ballot allows you to vote for local, State, and Federal offices. To request it, write "I am outside the territorial limits of the U.S. I request a special write-in absentee ballot." Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Nebraska allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email and fax. The original documents must also be mailed when submitting by 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 directly to your local election office. The original documents must also be mailed. Email addresses can be found at [http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html] (http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html). If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. The original documents must also be mailed. Fax numbers can be found at [http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html] (http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html). 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, 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. To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Nebraska's voter registration verification website at [https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/] (https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. **Ballot request by letter** You may apply in writing for a State registration form and an absentee ballot. Include your full name, signature, address of your legal voting residence, type of election (primary/general), and political party (if requesting a ballot for a primary election). Your signed letter may be sent by mail, fax or as an email attachment and must be received by your local election office no later than 18 days before the election. However if you are registered and wish to request a ballot, you may send a written request to be received at your local election office by the Wednesday prior to the election. **Ballot request by proxy** Your spouse, parent, son, daughter or any other person acting as an agent may apply for an absentee ballot on your behalf. Any member of the Uniformed Services or any civilian citizen, who was discharged from overseas Federal service or employment after the registration deadline, may register to vote in the local election office of his or her county of voting residence by noon on the day before the election. U.S. citizens of voting age who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Nebraska, and have not registered to vote in any other State of the U.S., are eligible to register to vote in one county in which either of their parents claimed residence (for local, State, and Federal office ballots). The citizen must include with the registration a signed form provided by the Nebraska Election Commissioner or local election office. Nebraska allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special, runoff 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. Nebraska allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). If you are married and assumed the name of your spouse, write your previous name here. Date of birth. Your valid Nebraska Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess 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. If you are using this form to register political affiliation is not necessary to vote in primaries. Registered nonpartisan voters can vote a non-partisan ballot, or they may request a nonpartisan Republican ballot or a nonpartisan Democrat ballot. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than the third Friday before the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Complete street address of your Nebraska voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If you 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 office in Federal, State or local elections. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sos.State.ne.us/elec/] (http://www.sos.State.ne.us/elec/). 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 using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office by the registration deadline. The FWAB must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office to make other arrangements. >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office before the close of polls on Election Day***. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think that it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office make other arrangements. 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 [https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/] (https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/).