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Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Federal Postcard Application is a form provided by the Department of Defense to permit members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents and U.S. citizens abroad to cast a vote by mail ballot and if necessary, to register to vote. This Postcard Application must be submitted annually by either mail, fax, or e-mail to our office.

Mail: 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore, IL 60178
Fax: 815-895-7148
Email: (for form submission, questions or help in completing the process)

Use the following link for the PDF fillable Federal Postcard Application:

Use of the FPCA form, through our office, allows the voter to receive their ballot by email, fax or regular mail; however, the voted ballot must be returned to our office regular mail. All voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in our office within 14 days after the election.

Illinois Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE)

The MOVE site will enable you to set up a MOVE account to register to vote and request vote by mail ballots for upcoming Federal Elections. This site was designed to help ease the burden of members of the Uniformed Services, and their eligible dependents, and overseas voters in requesting a voter registration and a vote by mail ballot application. This site will give you the ability to keep in contact with our office and to track the status of your application and ballot. Please note, a signed FPCA/Vote by Mail request must be received by our office before a MOVE request may be processed.

To access the MOVE site, use the following link:

Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines Manual

The Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines Manual has been developed to help Military personnel and all Illinois residents living overseas. This manual outlines each step that needs to be taken to ensure your vote by mail ballot is filled out correctly and that your vote will be counted. It will walk you through the process of completing an FPCA/FVAP application and provides a list of frequently asked questions for you to reference. To obtain the manual, please click on the Military and Overseas Voters Guidelines.