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, or 90 days prior to the election, whichever is earlier. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. In Block 9, voters may also request an "issues only" ballot to vote on ballot questions in primary elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Your sex and race are not required.Your date of birth is required.<br/><br/>Your valid Ohio 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 county elections official to follow up if more information is required. Ohio allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Check 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 Ohio 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. Fill in the length of time you resided in Ohio immediately before leaving Ohio. Indicate if you are requesting an "issues only" ballot to vote on ballot questions in primary elections. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Ohio 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 OMV@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov or to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at [www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov/SOS/elections/overseas.aspx] (http://www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov/SOS/elections/overseas.aspx) or at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov/SOS/elections/overseas.aspx] (http://www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov/SOS/elections/overseas.aspx) or at the end of this section. 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 Ohio's Uniformed Services and overseas absent voter's ballot tracking website at [https://usoav.sos.state.oh.us/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx](https://usoav.sos.state.oh.us/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx). To view the status of your FPCA and absent voter's ballot you will need to enter your last name and your unique assigned personal identification number (PIN). Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. Relatives of Uniformed Services and overseas voters may apply for absentee ballots on the voter's behalf using a form provided by your local board of elections or the FPCA if the voter is already registered to vote. 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 town or city in Ohio where a parent or legal guardian would be eligible to register and vote. Ohio 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 ballots issues. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote anytime before an election. Ohio allows you to use this form for voter registration if it is received by the registration deadline. 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 Ohio 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. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to only vote on non-candidate ballot issues, your political party affiliation not required. Political party affiliation is not required if only voting in or requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Complete street address of your Ohio 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, usually where you live now. 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 and local office or ballot question in any election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, visit the website of the local county board of elections to view the precinct-specific FWAB Election Notice. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation, or ballot issue. 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 local election official. > ***Voted ballots must be postmarked by 12:01 am the day of the Election and received no later than 10 days after the election.*** 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 [https://usoav.sos.state.oh.us/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx] (https://usoav.sos.state.oh.us/UOCAVA_vr__Login.aspx).