You are a patriotic citizen and expect to be out of state when it is time to cast your vote in November. Being responsible, you complete and mail your absentee ballot as soon as it is allowed. Shortly thereafter, you die in a car crash. Does your vote count? It was sent within the allowed time period, but on the day it counts, you're dead. This could easily be the case for our young soldiers in foreign combat zones. Would their vote count? Hmmmm?