The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for Federal, State or local office in a general, primary or special election in the calendar year in which it is submitted. Select the category that describes you. To vote in Presidential primary elections, enter your preference for which political party ballot you would like to vote. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for State primary and general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid Vermont Driver's License or State ID Card number OR the last four digits of your Social Security Number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess any 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. Vermont 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 Vermont 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. If you have never registered before in Vermont, you must take a self-administered oath or it may be administered by anyone over the age of 18. The Vermont voter's oath is: *"You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the State of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person."* You, or the person who administered the oath to you, must write ONE of the following and sign (as applicable): * *"On the ***(enter day)*** day of ***(enter month)***, ***(enter year)***, I swore or affirmed the Vermont voter's oath" OR* * *"I administered the oath to the voter"* Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vermont allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your city or town elections department. 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 the section and at [http://vermont-elections.org/] (http://vermont-elections.org/). You must also submit the FPCA by mail. 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 the section and at [http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm] (http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm). 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. Contact information can be found at [http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm] (http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm). Your local election official will contact you if your application is denied. A member of your family or any other authorized person may request a ballot be sent to you from the local election official on your behalf by 5 pm ET on the day before the election. You may request a ballot by calling your local election official. Phone numbers can be found at [www.vermont-elections.org] (http://www.vermont-elections.org) or at the end of this section. Vermont allows you 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. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Vermont does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration box. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Enter your valid Vermont Driver's License number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Enter your political party affiliation for voting in Presidential primary elections or write "none" if you wish to only vote in State primary and general elections. Complete street address of your Vermont 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. 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 or local office in a general, primary or special election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.vermont-elections.org] (http://www.vermont-elections.org). 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. Vermont requires you to submit the FWAB by mail. 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. 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 received by the local election office by close of polls on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. However, your signature must be on the inside envelope certificate. 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 by using the link and password provided when your ballot is emailed to you. This feature is only available if you selected to have your ballot emailed. You may also contact your local election office to determine the status of your ballot. Contact information can be found at the end of this section or at [http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm] (http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm).