I’m not familiar with how the military ballots are mailed. Is it from some entitey in the state [statewide] or is it from the local county? The article doesn’t indicate one way or the other.
I don’t know about other states but here in Michigan they’re taken care of at the township level. However it should be pointed out that the soldier has some responsibility of his own.
Personally I think the military should conduct their own balloting and count them as votes where the service member is based.