According to Space.com, Fincke and flight engineer Greg Chamitoff are only the fifth and sixth Americans to ever vote from space. No optical scanners or lever machines or high-tech touchscreens for these voters. They apparently used a secure electronic ballot that was routed through Mission Control. Makes you wonder about the potential future of secure online ballots for earthbound citizens...nah, couldn't really happen -- or could it? Not that it'll help me before the 2012 presidential election. As a Canadian and (fingers crossed) eventually-to-be U.S. citizen I must wait until then!
Also, watch for a story about the "Facebook factor" in deciding the 2008 victor on Thursday's CBS Early Show.
In the meantime, no matter where you are, stay connected and exercise that right/responsibility to vote!