Out of This World

The 2012 election is now in the rear view mirror. Thousands upon thousands of absentee ballots were cast from all ends of the globe as people couldn’t make it back to the country to venture to their local polling place. Some of these votes can literally be out of this world. NASA allows astronauts that are current on mission in space to vote via electronic ballot. The votes are cast on a secure connection and sent straight to the voting headquarters. This process wasn’t used this year, but two astronauts currently on the International Space Station did cast votes before they left on their mission. Votes from space have been cast in the past –  talk about going to great lengths to exercise your democratic freedom! -Greg

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This post was written by qni_it on November 7, 2012

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