Aaahhh, my trust in the absentee vote has been restored. After the answer to my second attempt to apply for an absentee ballot was confined to a new, empty application form, I had my doubts whether that meant I should apply again or whether that was a form to be used for the next election. Everything turned out well, though. My concern around the procedure owned by the DoD proved to be unfounded. The ballot has finally arrived, and I’ll cast my vote tomorrow!