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Can Astronauts Vote From Space?

Astronauts in space vote the same way as other American citizens who are stationed outside of the country during elections. T request an absentee ballot from their state. It can be delivered and carried back in a supply rocket, though most of them will request a ballot early enough to complete it before their mission begins.

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