I have voted for the first time this year via an absentee ballot. Or to be more correct the ballot is the same one that everyone in my ward sees, it just has a couple of blocks filled out differently. I went and did my research of the candidates for the offices in which they are running for and it is pretty much a shoe in for most of the candidates. The box says something like "vote for no more than three" and there are three candidates. There was a referendum question that is worded kind of funny and I had to reread that a few times, but I think I made the right choice. I then put it in the envelope, sealed it and had my witness sign it. I dropped it off in the mail this afternoon.
Let's say you want to vote via absentee ballot and you didn't know where to go, then go here:http://www.fvap.gov/
or go here: http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/vag.html for the guide.