Believe it or not, it matters a lot which form you use to register and apply for your overseas absentee ballot.
- The form, historically called the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA),which you can access on the U.S. Vote Foundation website, entitles you to specific protections and special benefits as an overseas voter.
- We call it the Overseas Voter Registration and Ballot Request form.
- Please see “What Makes the U.S. Overseas Voting Program So Special?” for the full list of the program features.
- Active duty uniformed service members stationed outside their voting jurisdiction during an election, as well as their accompanying spouse and voting-age family members, are also entitled to use the Overseas Voter Registration and Ballot Request form.