Draft FPCA and FWAB Available for Public Comment

Draft FPCA and FWAB Available for Public Comment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The draft Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) forms are available for their second and final public  review and comment period on the Federal Register at regulations.gov until April 24th, 2019.

In January and February the first round of comments were adjudicated and some changes were incorporated in to the current draft of the FPCA and FWAB.

FVAP leveraged feedback from voters, election officials, and stakeholders to update the forms to clarify their use and requirements.

The revised forms simplify instructions for voters and include:

  • Clarification of National Guard use of the form while federally activated.
  • Updates and clarifications for the states requiring additional information.
  • Enhanced clarity for registration and ballot request instructions.

Form usability is an essential part of the redesign process. To help ensure the forms are easy and intuitive from a voter's perspective, please download and complete them as if you were registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot or voting the FWAB. Provide usability and content comments via the links below, via the docket section


To view the FPCA Federal Register Notice:


To view the Draft FPCA Form:


To view the FWAB Federal Register Notice:


To view the Draft FWAB Form: 



To submit comments and suggestions online: Comments and usability feedback should be submitted on the Federal eRulemaking Portal using the links above or https://www.regulations.gov by April 24th, 2019.

Submit comments and usability feedback by mail at the address below by April 22th, 2019:


Department of Defense

Office of the Chief Management Officer

Directorate for Oversight and Compliance

4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24 Suite 08D09

Alexandria, VA 22350-1700


Please do not send comments directly to FVAP.




For more information on FVAP or assistance with the absentee voting process, visit FVAP.gov for live chat assistance, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 (CONUS)/312-425-1584 (OCONUS), or email vote@fvap.gov. Remember, you also can contact your unit or installation voting assistance officers for assistance during any step of the process. Facebook.com/DoDFVAP Twitter @FVAP