absentee ballot

noun

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

Examples of absentee ballot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Normally, Alaska voters who want to cast a ballot by mail must first request an absentee ballot from the division. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2022 The deadline to request an absentee ballot is May 3. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 19 Apr. 2022 Georgian voters must now meet strict voter-ID requirements to request an absentee ballot, get less time to make the request, and will find fewer drop-off locations. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 15 Apr. 2022 The bills Evers vetoed would: Prohibit anyone other than the voter, an immediate family member or a legal guardian from returning an absentee ballot. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2022 The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2022 Among the billions of votes cast from 2000 to 2012, there were 491 cases of absentee ballot fraud, according to an investigation conducted at Arizona State University's journalism school. Tiffany Hsu New York Times, Star Tribune, 25 Oct. 2020 Democratic Party leader Marc Elias sued the General Assembly and the Board of Elections to relax absentee ballot fraud protections. Morgan Phillips, Fox News, 25 Sep. 2020 Also, voters who are eligible to vote pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act will have until May 24 to postmark an absentee ballot. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of absentee ballot

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of absentee ballot was in 1889

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7 May 2022

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“Absentee ballot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absentee%20ballot. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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