absentee ballot

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of absentee ballot

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

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First Known Use of absentee ballot

1889


ABSENTEE BALLOT Defined for English Language Learners

absentee ballot

noun

Definition of absentee ballot for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

absentee ballot

noun absentee bal·lot

legal Definition of absentee ballot

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

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