Astronauts registered to vote in Texas have been eligible to vote since 1997, when Texas lawmakers decided they could electronically transmit their ballot from the planet if they were on a space flight during the early voting period. or Election Day, according to Smithsonian National Museum of Aviation and Space
. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is located in Houston, so most astronauts are based in the city and have registered to vote in Harris County, where Houston is located.
The voting process in space it works that way
, NASA told CNN last month: The Harris County secretary’s office is uploading a secure electronic ballot to NASA ‘s Johnson Space Center. NASA astronauts, using specific credentials, have access to their ballot and vote, which is delivered back to the county secretary’s office.