The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections. Select the category that describes you. To automatically vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you are registered non-partisan or undeclared, you must indicate which party ballot you want to receive. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to your local election official no later than 21 days prior to the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>Your valid West Virginia Driver's License or Non-Driver ID Card 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. West Virginia 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 West 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. West Virginia allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. However, if you are using the FPCA to register to vote you must mail the original to the county clerk. 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 the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers and email addresses can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. 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 West Virginia's voter registration verification website at [http://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/am-i-registered.aspx] (http://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/am-i-registered.asp). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your registration is denied. 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 either parent would be eligible to vote. West Virginia allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special and general elections for Federal, State and local offices. If you are registered, and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. West Virginia 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. 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 or write undeclared or non-partisan if you are voting in a primary election. Non-partisan voters may vote in a party primary election, subject to party rules. Complete street address of your West 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 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 primary, general or special election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.wvsos.com] (http://www.wvsos.com). For each office, 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. West Virginia allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FWAB 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 this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers and email addresses can be found at the end of this section. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/ Affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. 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). > ***Mailed ballots must be received by the local election official no later than 5 days (excluding Sunday) after general, special and primary elections. Ballots returned by email or fax must be received by the close of polls on Election Day and must include a cover sheet with secrecy waiver and the oath of voter available from the Secretary of State or your County Clerk.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. You may return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use FPCA 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 [https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/track-my-ballot.aspx] (https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/voter/track-my-ballot.aspx).