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. Voters should submit a new application after January 1 of each year. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are a registered non-partisan or unaffiliated, you must indicate which party ballot you want to receive. 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 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Race is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander not Native Hawaiian; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Multi-racial; Native Hawaiian; White, not of Hispanic Origin; Other.<br/><br/>Your valid North Carolina 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. North Carolina 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 local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your North Carolina 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 local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. North Carolina 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, email the signed, scanned form directly to UOCAVA.ABSENTEE@sboe.state.nc.us or your local election official. Email addresses can be found at the end of this section or the North Carolina State Election website [http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/] (http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/) . You may also use the Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) by sending the form as an attachment to ets@fvap.gov. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section and at [http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/] (http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/). You may also use ETS to fax your FPCA toll-free; 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 North Carolina's voter registration verification website at [http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Tools] (http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Tools). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. Any member of the Uniformed Services who is qualified to vote absentee and returns to North Carolina after the registration deadline may still register and vote in person up to and including Election Day. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the North Carolina county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. North Carolina allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for Federal, State and local elections. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote anytime before an election. The FWAB may be used to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot as long as it is received no later than 5 pm ET on the day before the election. If received later than that date, then the voter must already be registered and have already requested an absentee ballot. North Carolina allows you to use this form for registration if it is received by the registration deadline. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Enter your valid North Carolina Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number OR your State voter registration number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Required if using a FWAB to register to vote in primary elections. Complete street address of your North Carolina 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 office in a Federal, State or local election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.ncsbe.gov] (http://www.ncsbe.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 receiving 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. North Carolina allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. 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, you should send it to (919) 715-0351 or to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/] (http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/) or at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use ETS to fax your FWAB toll-free; 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). If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send it as a signed, scanned attachment to UOCAVA.ABSENTEE@sboe.state.nc.us or your local election official. Local election official email addresses can be found on the North Carolina State Election website at [http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/] (http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/CBESearch/) or at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) by sending the form as an attachment to ets@fvap.gov. >***Voted ballots sent by email or fax must be received by the local election office by 7:30pm ET on Election Day. Voted ballots sent by mail for a general election can be received up to 10 days after Election Day. Voted ballots sent by mail for other elections (i.e, primary) can be received up to 7 days after Election Day .*** The oath on the ballot return envelope must be signed. You may return the voted ballot by mail, email, or fax. Use FPCA mail, 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 [https://www.ncsbe.gov/VoterLookup.aspx?Feature=absentee] (https://www.ncsbe.gov/VoterLookup.aspx?Feature=absentee).