The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots through the calendar year following the year the application is submitted. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party preference. If you want to change your political party preference, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than the registration deadline for the primary election. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>**Your full Social Security number is required for registration.** If you do not have a Social Security number, write "none." Virginia will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voting purposes only. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Virginia allows Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members, as well as overseas citizens, to receive their 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. More transmission options may be available. Check [FVAP.gov] (http://www.FVAP.gov) for updates. Complete street address of your Virginia 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 city or county where you claim legal voting residence. Complete current military or overseas mailing address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. A ballot cannot be sent in care of another person. If needed, please use Block 9 to provide a different address to receive your ballot. You must provide your complete address where you last registered to vote if applicable. Uniformed Service members and their families must provide the branch of service of the member. Overseas citizens, who are employed overseas (accompanying eligible family members) should provide the name and address of their employer (if applicable). Virginia registrants employed overseas may be eligible to vote in State and local elections. Enter the last day of residency at your Virginia voting residence address only if you have given up that address permanently or have no intent to return. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness required on the FPCA except when you are unable to sign the application due to a physical disability. Virginia allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. You may also be eligible to apply and vote absentee in-person, for example, before you are deployed. 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 your local election office. Email addresses can be found at [www.sbe.virginia.gov] (http://www.sbe.virginia.gov). If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.sbe.virginia.gov] (http://www.sbe.virginia.gov). 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). If legible, Virginia does not require mailing the signed FPCA that is faxed or emailed as a scanned attachment. To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Virginia's voter registration verification website at [www.sbe.virginia.gov] (http://www.sbe.virginia.gov) or call the Virginia Department of Elections at 1-800-552-9745. Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members may register in person up to and including Election Day if they have returned to their Virginia voting residence within 28 days before the election, or they were discharged within 60 days before the election. Overseas citizens can also register in person up to and including Election Day if they have returned to their Virginia voting residence within 28 days before the election. 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 city or county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Virginia allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in any election in which you are eligible to vote. You may use the FWAB to vote a back-up ballot before an election. Submit a new FPCA if you want to register and request ballots for future elections. Please contact the Virginia Department of Elections if you are unable to obtain a ballot from your locality in time. Virginia allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of Birth.<br/><br/>Your full Social Security number is required for registration. If you do not have a Social Security number, write "none". Virginia will assign a number that will serve to identify you for voting purposes only. 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 vote in a primary election, you must indicate which political party primary. Complete street address of your Virginia 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 military or overseas mailing address. You must provide your complete address where you last registered to vote if applicable. Uniformed Service members and their eligible family members must provide the branch of service of the member. Overseas citizens, who are employed overseas (accompanying eligible family members) should provide the name and address of their employer (if applicable). Virginia registrants who move overseas for employment may be eligible to vote in State and local elections. Enter the last day of residency at your Virginia voting residence only if you have given up that address permanently or have no intent to return. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date in the presence of one witness (age 18 or older). Vote in any election in which you are eligible. Citizens residing overseas indefinitely may only be eligible to vote for Federal offices. Virginia prohibits under felony penalty illegally voting in any election in which you know you are not eligible. Please contact the Virginia Department of Elections or your local general registrar's office in Virginia if you have any questions about the elections in which you are eligible to vote in Virginia. For each office in which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party designation. For each issue on which you vote, identify the issue and write either "yes" or "no." To find out the offices and issues in your locality, go to [www.sbe.virginia.gov] (http://www.sbe.virginia.gov). 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. If you are using your FWAB for registration, it must be received by the local election office by the applicable registration deadline. For overseas citizens, the deadline is 22 days before most elections. Absent military voters and their eligible family members can register late through Election Day. If you are already registered, your FWAB must be received by the local election office by the ballot return deadline (close of polls on Election Day). If you receive your State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, please 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. **Please remember your ballot will not count unless your Voter's Declaration/Affirmation is signed by both you and your witness. Virginia does not allow voted FWABs to be returned by fax or email.** >***Voted ballots must be received by the local election office by close of polls on Election Day.*** Voted ballots must be returned by mail. The oath on the voted ballot's return envelope must be witnessed by an adult age 18 or older. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or commercial delivery service, but may not be delivered by a personal courier service or another individual. Virginia does not allow voted ballots to be returned by fax or email. 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://voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/PublicSite/(A(y6S4VGO3XbOuQYbZNvp6jWgAWymGVk_jm_6LEdz1LPokd9TX4ia1yLfC_ufdvQ_oRowB2iEg5wJJlvemFfjvEjcrSKeVe6shP56EVZDZat8O1CNkeBv-Zgemo7YfJ72vGKH0RvtZwVISqeQrPCSNffjAd5E1))/Public/FT2/PublicLookup.aspx?Link=Registration&Req=AB] (https://voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/PublicSite/(A(hzxKOqlFFSfR180owIIM0hn7K2IFazAToGMt-g9XLNB5s1cftRwAH1-ux8uN2y5zIVSw420lPt90PVhp2UXxlS4o4jFW0XlO3_GJ90GQmiuiaXesa-pE24PFzOLRIq0ziSZ1lLhAqyjNCRfhoJ4-hMXFQf41))/Public/FT2/PublicLookup.aspx?Link=Registration&Req=AB).