The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for every subsequent Federal election held until the voter is no longer registered to vote in the State. Alternatively, if you have a valid Washington State Driver's License or State identification card, you may complete your voter registration online or download a paper application at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov). Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid Washington 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 county elections official to follow up if more information is required. Washington 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 county elections official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Washington 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. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Washington provides a State Special Write-In Absentee Ballot up to 90 days before the election to any voter unable to vote using the regular absentee voting process. This ballot allows you to vote in Federal, State and local elections. To request it, write in: *"I am unable to vote and return a regular absentee ballot by normal mail delivery within the time provided for regular absentee ballots. I request a Special Write-In Absentee Ballot."* Provide any information that may assist the county elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Washington allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your county elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your county elections department. Email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info" click "County Elections Departments." If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." 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 county elections department or refer to Washington's voter registration verification website at: [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. You may request a ballot or change your mailing address by calling, faxing, or emailing your county elections official. Phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov). 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 county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Use the most recent residential address in Washington of a family member. Washington allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registering and voting in primary and general elections for Federal, State, local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Washington allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>Enter your valid Washington Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. 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. Not required. Complete street address of your Washington 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. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). For each office for which you vote, write in a candidate's name. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal it. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Washington allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, mail the form directly to your county elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB 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). The FWAB must be received by the county elections department by the ballot return deadline. 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 county elections official. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your county elections department. Email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." >***Voted ballots must be received by the county elections department 13 days after primaries and special elections and 20 days after general elections. The oath accompanying your voted ballot must be signed and dated no later than Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Washington allows you to return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use the FPCA fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." 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 [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov).