Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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  • For what length of time is a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) valid?

    According to RSA 657:19-a, “[a]n absentee ballot request on the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or in any other form received on or after January 1 of each year shall be valid through December 31 of the same year for all state and municipal elections to be held in that year, subject to the request of the voter and the eligibility of the voter. Provided, however, that an absentee ballot for the presidential primary shall be sent to all voters requesting an absentee ballot for the primary or any election prior to the primary during the general election year and the prior year.” 

    An FPCA received in January of 2014 is valid through December 2014, to the extent that the voter indicated that he or she wanted ballots for elections within that period. 

    What is the last day that a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) can be received by the city or town clerk and be valid for an election?
    An FPCA will be processed for an election if it is received on the day before the election.
    I sent a Federal Post Card Application to my town or city local clerk in 2014. Will I have to send another Federal Post Card Application if I want to vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary?
    Yes, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) received in January 2014 is valid as a registration application, but it is not treated as an absentee ballot request for elections after 2014. 
    If I send a Federal Post Card Application to my town or city clerk in 2014, for how long is the application valid?
    A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) received in 2014 is valid through December 2014, to the extent that the voter indicated that he or she wanted ballots for elections within that period. 
    How can I obtain a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?
    The voter may download the FPCA or the FWAB from the U.S. Department of Defense FVAP website at http://www.fvap.gov/. A uniformed or overseas citizen (UOCAVA) voter may be sent a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) by mail, e-mail or fax by their city/town clerk, or they may go to the FVAP site on-line to print an FPCA or FWAB.   
    What methods can I use to send a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to my town or city clerk?
    A completed and signed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) can be sent by the voter by mail, fax, or as an email attachment to the town or city clerk  
    If I send a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) electronically to my town or city clerk, will I have to send the signed original by mail?
    No.