If you are a member of the Uniformed Services (or family member), the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all local, State and Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. If you are an overseas citizen, the FPCA registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections for Federal office held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to be an unaffiliated voter, write "none." Only the Independence Party allows unaffiliated voters, under certain circumstances, to participate in its primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle) Your sex and race are not required. Your date of birth is required. <br/><br/>Enter your valid New York Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, New York 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 county elections official to follow up if more information is required. New York allows you to receive your 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 county elections official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your New York 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. Provide any information that may assist the county elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. New York 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 directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section and at [http://www.elections.ny.gov] (http://www.elections.ny.gov). After emailing your form, you must also mail it directly to your local election office. The original signed FPCA must be received by your local election official before the ballot receipt deadline. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section and at [http://www.elections.ny.gov] (http://www.elections.ny.gov). After faxing your form, you must also mail it directly to your local election office. The original signed FPCA must be received by your local election official before the ballot receipt deadline. 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 New York's voter registration verification website at [https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx] (https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx). Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. If you are outside the U.S., your spouse, parent, adult child, brother, sister or duly authorized agent may apply to the local board of elections for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote (for Federal offices only). New York allows Uniformed Service members and their families to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. New York allows overseas citizens to use the FWAB for voting in primary, special, run-off, and general elections for Federal office. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not already registered, the ballot will not be counted but the FWAB will be used to register you for future elections. New York allows you to use this form for registration, however if you are not already registered, the ballot will not be counted and the FWAB will be used to register you for future elections. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle) Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required. <br/><br/>Enter your valid New York Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, New York 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. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to be an unaffiliated voter, write "none." Only the Independence Party allows unaffiliated voters, under certain circumstances, to participate in its primary elections. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Complete street address of your New York 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 town or city where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. New York allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Identify how you would like to receive future absentee ballots. 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.elections.ny.gov] (http://www.elections.ny.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. 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. The FWAB must be returned by mail. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your county elections official. > ***Voted ballots for general elections must be postmarked by the day before the election and received by the local election office no later than 13 days after the election. For primary elections, voted ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election and received by the local election office no later than seven days after the election.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Voted ballots must be returned by mail. The voted ballot's mailing envelope may be witnessed to show the ballot was mailed no later than the day before the election. This ensures that ballots received with no postmarks or other date/time markings or indicia will be counted. 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.secureballotusa.com/NY] (http://www.secureballotusa.com/NY).