It may seem like an out-of-this-world situation, but the Texas Election Code has most of its bases covered — just not moon bases.

But if a voter is in space flight, however, he or she may cast a ballot electronically.

Chapter 106 of the Texas Election Code, titled “Voting on election day by person on space flight,” allows eligible Texas voters who are unable to vote at their home precincts due to participation in a space flight as defined by the Secretary of State.

The astronaut may vote early or on election day, and the electronic method may be chosen by the Secretary of State.

The act was adopted in 1997 by the Texas Legislature. The Secretary of State’s office could not comment on whether any astronauts would cast their ballots today or not.

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