The guy here in my township was in the process of shipping out of Afghanistan and headed for Fort Hood. Apparently during his last month he wasn’t firmly attached to any particular unit and was floating. He showed up at the township office while he had 5 days leave before reporting to Texas.
Sounds like they just let him vote absentee rather than try to fix things.
That was smart of him to show up at the township office. Hopefully the township has procedures on keeping in touch with residents in the military, or the lead clerk is personally involved.
My home county in Oregon kept in contact by occasionally sending me postcards I could send in whenever my duty station changed. Since I was at one duty station for 51-months there wasn’t much need for the postcards.
It was a small county, and everyone knew everyone else. Our county clerk had a son who was a Marine.