About FPCA

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) applications pre-qualify U.S. citizens who are temporarily outside of the country to automatically receive ballots for all elections in which they qualify to vote.

The FPCA is valid for one calendar year (last day of December), when completed properly. The FPCA must be resubmitted every time a voter changes mailing address.

To participate in an election taking place within a calendar year, an FPCA may be mailed starting on January 1 of that year.

For additional information visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website at

Military FPCA
Military and Overseas Voters

Harris County registered voters who are temporarily out of the country and wish to vote, may complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). This type of application is limited to:
  • A member of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouse or a dependent;
  • A member of the U.S. Merchant Marines, their spouse or a dependent;
  • A U.S. citizen domiciled in Harris County Texas but temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States;

Click Here to Submit an FPCA Online or To Check Your Status

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the FPCA online submission;
please email the County Clerk's Office at