Absentee voting can be conducted electronically and in real-time.
An absentee ballot is requested online. Once the requestor’s registration is verified, the state sends email confirmation containing a link to create a private PIN.
The requestor follows this link to create a personalized four-digit PIN to be associated with the ballot mailed to them by the state.
When the requestor accesses the voter registration/registration confirmation page with the first QR code on election day, they must enter their four-digit PIN to continue the transaction.
An absentee ballot may be cast securely in real-time from anywhere on earth, but only by the voter who requested it.
If an astronaut takes their scratch-off ballot with them, they can vote securely and in real-time from space.