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HOUSTON – Houston, we have his ballot.

The sole American astronaut aboard the International Space Station cast the ultimate absentee ballot from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough cast his ballot within the past few days via a secure electronic ballot.

In 1997, a bill passed by Texas legislatures allows astronauts to cast their votes from space. Nearly all astronauts live in Texas. Astronaut David Wolf was the first to cast his ballot from space in 1997.

As cool as voting from space may be, astronauts who cast their ballots from beyond the stratosphere space miss out on that highly coveted “I voted” sticker.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), talks to his relatives prior to the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 space ship, in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA said Monday, Nov. 7, that astronaut Kimbrough filed his ballot from the International Space Station sometime over the past few days.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)
FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), talks to his relatives prior to the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 space ship, in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA said Monday, Nov. 7, that astronaut Kimbrough filed his ballot from the International Space Station sometime over the past few days. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)