Polling gained momentum 9 days before the US presidential election. Pre-voting is at record levels. Astronaut Kate Rubins from the International Space Station is also privileged to exercise her right to vote. She said she exercised her right to vote on Friday (October 23). Kate Rubins, along with two Russian astronauts, entered the space station on October 14.
A photo of Kate Rubins standing inside the International Space Station (ISS) voting booth was posted on the NASA astronauts’ Twitter page. The tweet read, “I voted today from the International Space Station.”
This is not the first time Kate has voted from the Rubins space station. She will continue to exercise her right to vote from space in 2016. In 1997, the US Congress passed a law allowing astronauts in space to exercise their right to vote. Opportunity to vote from the International Space Station since.
‘I think the main thing is for everyone to exercise their right to vote. It is my belief that if we could vote from space, people would be more eager to participate in voting from Earth. Voting is very important in a democracy. I feel honored to be voting from space, “said Kate Rubins, who released a video from space.
Many U.S. astronauts living in Houston exercised their right to vote by ballot with the address “Low Earth Orbit”. However .. few people got permission for this. The ballot is sent by e-mail from an office in Harris County to the International Space Station. The e-mail ballot is completed and e-mailed back to the same address. Electoral officials will consider whether the vote complies with the rules.