The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) temporarily 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 must submit a new application after January 1 of each year to qualify for upcoming Federal, State or local elections. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. 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 7 days prior to the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle) Sex is required. 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. Date of birth is required. Your full Social Security number is required. If you have never been issued a Social Security number, write "none." Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Tennessee allows you to receive the blank ballot by mail or email. Tennessee does not allow you to receive the blank ballot by fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email address does not block or filter emails forwarded from your county election official. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Tennessee 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 (you must provide this information even if your ballot is being emailed to you). Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No notary required. If you required assistance completing your FPCA, one person must witness and sign. Tennessee 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 must 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://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php] (http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php). 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://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php] (http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php). 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 Tennessee's voter registration information website at [https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/] (https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/). **Temporary registration/ballot request by letter** You may send a written request for temporary registration and/or an absentee ballot to your local election office. This request must include your name, Social Security Number, date of birth, the street address of your voting residence and the address to which you could like your ballot to be sent and the reason the voter wishes to vote absentee, (i.e. Uniformed Service or overseas voter). The letter must be signed under penalty of perjury that the information is true, correct and that you are eligible to vote in the election. If voting in a primary, you must include your party affiliation. 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 temporarily and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Tennessee allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a temporary registration and absentee ballot request for Federal, State and local elections for which you are eligible. If you are already registered to vote and have made a timely request for your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. If you are not registered to vote, the FWAB may be used as a temporary registration, absentee ballot request and ballot if received by the registration deadline. Tennessee allows you to use the FWAB as a temporary registration and absentee ballot request. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle) Your sex is required. 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. Date of birth is required. Your full Social Security number is required. If you have never been issued a Social Security number, write "none." 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 and wish to vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party affiliation to the local election official no later than 7 days before the election. Complete street address of your Tennessee 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 (you must provide this information even if your ballot is being emailed to you). Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No notary required. If you required assistance completing your FWAB, one person must witness and sign. To find the State and Federal races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/index.htm](http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/index.htm). 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. Insert the sealed security envelope and the completed and signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election commission. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. Tennessee allows you to submit the FWAB 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. 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. >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election official by 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 required assistance completing your voted ballot, one person must witness and sign. 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 registration or absentee ballot at [https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/] (https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/).