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absentee ballot

noun

Simple Definition of absentee ballot

  • : a vote that is submitted before an election by a voter who is not able to be present when the election occurs

Full Definition of absentee ballot

  1. :  a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls

1889

First Known Use of absentee ballot

1889


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