The ultimate absentee ballots
Updated: Tuesday, November 6 2012, 08:47 AM EST
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Here's one you've probably never thought about: How do astronauts in space vote in elections?
You can call it the ultimate absentee ballot.
Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston emails a digital version of the ballot up to astronauts at the International Space Station.
They then fill it out and email it back, where it's then sent to voting authorities.
A bill passed in Texas in the mid 1990's created this system. Before that, if you weren't on the planet, you were out of luck.