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). 2014-05-06T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-04-07T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-10-06T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-05-03T12:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-11-01T12:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Postmarked by 2014-05-06T00:01:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Received by 2014-05-16T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Postmarked by 2014-11-04T00:01:00.000 General Election Ballot Return Received by 2014-11-14T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? No, but if you do not select a party, you cannot vote for candidates and you will receive an "issues only" ballot for the primary election. How can I submit my FPCA? You may mail, email or fax your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How often must I submit my FPCA? Each year. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return the FPCA to your local election office. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? You must return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You may use the FWAB to vote at any time if you have previously registered and requested a ballot or if you submit the FWAB by the registration deadline. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal, State and local elections. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections.aspx] (http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections.aspx) for links to local county boards of elections where you can view a precinct-specific FWAB Election Notice. County 937-544-5111 adams@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Adams 215 N. Cross Street, Room 103 West Union OH 45693-1389 County 419-222-0311 allen@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Allen 204 N. Main Street Lima OH 45801-4433 County 419-282-4260 ashland@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Ashland 110 Cottage Street Ashland OH 44805-2183 County 440-576-1445 elections@co.ashtabula.oh.us Ashtabula 8 W. Walnut Street Jefferson OH 44047-1097 County 740-592-3262 ATHENS@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Athens 15 S. Court Street, Room 130 Athens OH 45701-2836 County 419-739-6721 auglaize@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Auglaize 209 S. Blackhoof, Room 205 Wapakoneta OH 45895-1983 County 740-526-0512 belmont@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Belmont 103 Plaza Drive, Suite B St. Clairsville OH 43950 County 937-378-6457 brown@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Brown 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 111 Georgetown OH 45121-1283 County 513-887-5535 butler@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Butler 1802 Princeton Road, Suite 600 Hamilton OH 45011-4742 County 330-627-5387 carroll@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Carroll Court House Carrolton OH 44615-1489 County 937-484-1578 champaig@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Champaign 1512 S. U.S. Highway 68, Suite L100 Urbana OH 43078-9288 County 937-328-2603 moster@clarkcountyohio.gov Clark 3130 E. Main Street, PO Box 1766 Springfield OH 45501-1766 County 513-732-7330 clermont@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Clermont 76 S. RIverside Drive Batavia OH 45103-2961 County 937-383-3538 vote@cinci.rr.com Clinton 46 S. South Street, Room 126 Wilmington OH 45177-2214 County 330-424-6661 info@columbianaboe.org Columbiana 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 3 Lisbon OH 44432-1258 County 740-623-6524 COSHOCTO@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Coshocton 724 S. Seventh Street, Room 100 Coshocton OH 43812-2397 County 419-562-2235 crawford@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Crawford 130 N. Walnut Street, Suite A Bucyrus OH 44820-2383 County 216-443-6633 ElectionInfo@cuyahogacounty.us Cuyahoga 2925 Euclid Avenue Cleveland OH 44115-2497 County 937-548-2820 darke@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Darke 300 Garst Avenue Greenville OH 45331-1409 County 419-782-5773 defiance@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Defiance 1300 E. Second St., Ste. 103 Defiance OH 43512-2255 County 740-833-2079 delaware@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Delaware 2079 U.S. Highway 23 North Delaware OH 43015 County 419-626-0034 erie@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Erie 2900 Columbus Avenue, Room 101 Sandusky OH 44870-5553 County 740-681-4727 fairfiel@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Fairfield 951 Liberty Drive Lancaster OH 43130-8045 County 740-333-3574 fayette@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Fayette 135 South Main Street Washington Court House OH 43160 County 614-525-3151 d.tompkins@vote.franklincountyohio.gov Franklin P.O. Box 182111 Columbus OH 43218-2111 County 419-337-2363 fulton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Fulton 135 Courthouse Plaza Wauseon OH 43567 County 740-441-2049 gallia@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Gallia 18 Locust St., Room 1266, 2nd Floor Gallipolis OH 45631-1292 County 440-285-0959 geauga@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Geauga 470 Center Street, Bldg. 6-A Chardon OH 44024-1243 County 937-562-6171 greene@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Greene 551 Ledbetter Road Xenia OH 45385 County 740-432-6784 guernsey@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Guernsey 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 101 Cambridge OH 43725-2284 County 513-579-0988 hamilton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Hamilton 824 Broadway Cincinnati OH 45202-1345 County 419-424-7293 bdelections@co.hancock.oh.us Hancock 201 E. Lincoln Street Rear Findlay OH 45840-3301 County 419-674-2213 HARDIN@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Hardin 1 Court House Square Kenton OH 43326-2387 County 740-942-8531 harrison@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Harrison Court House Cadiz OH 43907-1197 County 419-592-7957 boardofelections@henrycountyohio.com Henry 1827 Oakwood Avenue Napoleon OH 43545-9243 County 937-393-5854 highland@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Highland 1575 N. High St., Suite 200 Hillsboro OH 45133-1089 County 740-380-3712 hocking@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Hocking 1 E. Main Street, PO Box 109 Logan OH 43138-1207 County 330-674-5978 HOLMES@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Holmes 75 E. Clinton Street, Suite 108 Millersburg OH 44654-1269 County 419-668-8710 huron@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Huron 180 Milan Avenue, Suite 4 Norwalk OH 44857-1168 County 740-288-3631 JACKSON@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Jackson 275 Portsmouth St., Suite 2 Jackson OH 45640-1769 County 740-283-8640 jefferso@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Jefferson 117 N. 3rd Street Steubenville OH 43952-4499 County 740-393-6717 knox@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Knox 117 E. High Street, Suite 210 Mount Vernon OH 43050-3401 County 440-350-2670 lake@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lake 105 Main Street, PO Box 490 Painesville OH 44077-0490 County 740-533-2730 lawrence@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Lawrence 111 S. 4th Street, Veterans Square Ironton OH 45638-1521 County 740-670-5081 licking@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Licking 20 S. 2nd Street PO Box 4261 Newark OH 43058-4261 County 937-599-7270 elections@co.logan.oh.us Logan 225 S. Main Street Bellefontaine OH 43311-2075 County 440-326-5931 lorain@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lorain 1985 N. Ridge Road, East Lorain OH 44055-3344 County 419-213-4069 lucas@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Lucas One Government Center, Suite 300 Toledo OH 43604-2250 County 740-852-7131 electionboard@co.madison.oh.us Madison 1423 State Route 38 Southeast London OH 43140-1095 County 330-783-2801 mahoning@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Mahoning 345 Oakhill Avenue, Suite 101 Youngstown OH 44502 County 740-223-4099 MARION@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Marion 222 W. Center Street Marion OH 43302-3646 County 330-722-9299 medina@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Medina 3800 Stonegate Dr., Suite C Medina OH 44258 County 740-992-2645 meigs@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Meigs 117 E. Memorial Drive, Suite 1 Pomeroy OH 45769-0688 County 419-586-2748 MERCER@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Mercer 101 N. Main St., Room 107 Celina OH 45822-1790 County 937-440-3901 elections55@co.miami.oh.us Miami 215 W. Main Street Troy OH 45373-3263 County 740-472-2517 monroe@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Monroe 47084 Black Walnut Parkway Woodsfield OH 43793-1001 County 937-496-7798 mcboe@mcohio.org Montgomery 451 WEST THIRD STREET Dayton OH 45422 County 740-962-3099 morgan@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Morgan 155 E. Main Street, Room 157 McConnelsville OH 43756-1296 County 419-946-9861 morrow@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Morrow 619 West Marion, Room 146 Mount Gilead OH 43338-1097 County 740-455-7178 muskingu@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Muskingum 205 N. Seventh Street Zanesville OH 43701-3709 County 740-732-6577 noble@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Noble 140 Court House Caldwell OH 43724-1243 County 419-898-3146 election@co.ottawa.oh.us Ottawa 8444 W. State Route 163, Suite 101 Oak Harbor OH 43449-8884 County 419-399-8250 PAULDING@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Paulding 105 E. Perry Street Paulding OH 45879-1412 County 740-342-4787 perry@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Perry 121 W. Brown Street, PO Box 187 New Lexington OH 43764-1241 County 740-477-2991 pickaway@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Pickaway 141 W. Main Street, Suite 800 Circleville OH 43113-1601 County 740-947-5973 pike@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Pike 230 Waverly Plaza, Suite 1100 Waverly OH 45690-1288 County 330-297-3518 portage@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Portage 449 S. Meridian Street Room 101 Ravenna OH 44266-2963 County 937-456-2986 preble@electionsonthe.net Preble 101 E. Main Street Eaton OH 45320-1758 County 419-523-3417 putnam@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Putnam 336 E. Main Street, Suite A Ottawa OH 45875-1957 County 419-774-5534 boardofelections@richlandcountyoh.us Richland 1495 W. Longview Ave. Suite 101 Mansfield OH 44906 County 740-775-2383 ross@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Ross 475 Western Avenue, Suite D Chillicothe OH 45601-3207 County 419-334-6184 hartley@co.sandusky.oh.us Sandusky 2020 Countryside Drive Fremont OH 43420-9574 County 740-355-8363 scioto@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Scioto Court House Portsmouth OH 45662-3927 County 419-443-7925 seneca@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Seneca 71 S. Washington Street, Suite 1101 Tiffin OH 44883-2302 County 937-498-7326 shelby@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Shelby 230 E. Court Street Sidney OH 45365-3060 County 330-451-7000 boe@co.stark.oh.us Stark 3525 Regent Ave NE Canton OH 44705 County 330-643-5422 summit@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Summit 470 Grant Street Akron OH 44311-1157 County 330-369-4160 trumbull@OhioSecretaryofState.gov Trumbull 2947 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren OH 44484-5294 County 330-343-3125 tuscaraw@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Tuscarawas Courthouse Square, 101 E. High Ave. New Philadelphia OH 44663-2599 County 937-642-2823 union@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Union 940 London Avenue, Suite 1000 Marysville OH 43040-8036 County 419-238-7145 vanwert@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Van Wert 120 E. Main Street Van Wert OH 54891-1428 County 740-596-1907 vinton@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Vinton 31935 SR 93 McArthur OH 45651 County 513-695-2953 WCBOE@CO.WARREN.OH.US Warren 406 Justice Drive, Room 323 Lebanon OH 45036-2314 County 740-374-7698 washingt@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Washington 204 Davis Ave.,Suite B Marietta OH 45750 County 330-287-5686 CONTACT@VOTEWAYNE.ORG Wayne 200 Vanover Street, Suite 1 Wooster OH 44691-4849 County 419-636-2975 WILLIAMS@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Williams 228 S. Main Street Bryan OH 43506-1751 County 419-354-1730 WOOD@OHIOSECRETARYOFSTATE.GOV Wood 1 Courthouse Square Bowling Green OH 43402-2427 County 419-294-6437 wyandot@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov Wyandot 109 South Sandusky Avenue Room 12 Upper Sandusky OH 43351-1423