Voter Registration and
Absentee Ballot Request
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
Print clearly in blue or black ink.
This form is for absent Uniformed Service members,
their families, and citizens residing outside the United
States. It is used to register to vote, request an
absentee ballot, and update your contact information.
See your State’s instructions at
1. Who are you? Pick one.
I request an absentee
ballot for all elections
in which I am eligible
to vote AND:
Last name
First name
Middle name
Social Security Number
I am on active duty in the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine -OR- I am an eligible spouse or dependent.
I am an activated National Guard member on State orders.
I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and I intend to return.
I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and my return is uncertain.
I am a U.S. citizen living outside the country, and I have never lived in the United States.
Previous names (if applicable)
Sufx (Jr., II)
Birth date (MM/DD/YYYY)
/ /
Driver’s license or State ID #
2. What is your address in the U.S. State or territory where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot?
Your voting materials will not be sent to this address. See instructions on other side of form.
Street address
Apt #
City, town, village
Your mailing address. (Different from above) Your mail forwarding address. (If applicable)
3. Where are you now? You must give your CURRENT address to receive your voting materials.
4. What is your contact information? This is so election officials can reach you about your request.
Provide the country code and area code with your phone and fax number. Do not use a Defense Switched Network (DSN) number.
Email: Phone:
Alternate email: Fax:
5. What is your voting preference? Select One.
Email or online
How do you want to
receive voting materials
from your election ofce?
What is your political party
for primary elections?
6. What additional information must you provide?
The following need more information: Alaska, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Vermont, and Virginia. (Ex. Proof of residency, employer, etc.)
You may also use this space to clarify your voter information. See the Voting Assistance Guide at F VA P.g ov.
7. You must read and sign this statement.
I s w e a r o r a f r m , u n d e r p e n a l t y o f p e r j u r y , t h a t :
The information on this form is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a material misstatement of fact in
completion of this document may constitute grounds for conviction of perjury.
I am a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age (or will be by the day of the election), eligible to vote in the requested jurisdiction, and
I am not disqualied to vote due to having been convicted of a felony or other disqualifying offense, nor have I been adjudicated mentally
incompetent; or if so, my voting rights have been reinstated; and
I am not registering, requesting a ballot, or voting in any other jurisdiction in the United States, except the jurisdiction cited in this voting form.
Sign here
Today’s date
This information is for ofcial use only. Any unauthorized release may be punishable by law. Previous editions are obsolete. Standard Form 76 (Rev.09-2017), OMB No. 0704-0503
You can vote wherever you are.
1. Fill out your form completely and accurately.
Your U.S. address is used to determine where you are eligible to vote
absentee. For military voters, it is usually your last address in your
State of legal residence. For overseas citizens, it is usually the last
place you lived before moving overseas. You do not need to have any
current ties with this address. DO NOT write a PO Box # in section 2.
Most States allow you to provide a Driver’s License number or the last
4 digits of your SSN. Some States require a full SSN. See your State’s
guidelines at
Most States require you to specify a political party to vote in primary
elections. This information may be used to register you with a party.
We recommend that you complete this form every year while you are
an absentee voter.
2. Remember to sign this form!
3. Remove the adhesive liner from the top and sides.
Fold and seal tightly.
You can nd the address for your election ofce at
All States accept this form by mail, but they vary on email and fax.
See your State’s rules in the Voting Assistance Guide at
Questions? Email
(Your name and mailing address)
U.S. Postage Paid
39 USC 3406
International airmail postage is required if not mailed using the
U.S. Postal Service, APO/FPO/DPO system, or diplomatic pouch.
Agency Disclosure Statement
The public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated to average 15 minutes
per response, including the time for reviewing
instructions, gathering and maintaining the
data needed, and completing and reviewing the
collection of information. Send comments regarding
this burden estimate or any other aspect of this
collection of information, including suggestions for
reducing the burden to: Department of Defense,
Washington Headquarters Services, Executive
Services Directorate, Information Management
Division, 4800 Mark Center Dr., East Tower, Suite
03F09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100. [OMB Control
#0704-0503]. Respondents should be aware that
notwithstanding any other provision of law, no
person shall be subject to any penalty for failing
to comply with a collection of information if it does
not display a currently valid OMB control number.
Privacy Act Statement
Authority: The authority to collect your personal
information on this form comes from 52 U.S.C. §
20301, “Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee
Voting Act (UOCAVA).
Principal purpose: This form serves as an
application for registration and/or request for an
absentee ballot for all persons covered by UOCAVA.
Routine use(s): There is no retention of this
information by the Federal government. Completed
forms are sent by you to an appropriate State
election ofcial.
Disclosure: Your disclosure of personal information
is voluntary. However, failure to provide the
requested personal information may keep the
pertinent jurisdiction from processing this request
and may prevent you from voting absentee.
(Fill in the address of your election ofce.
The address can be found online at