absentee ballot
noun Date: 1932 a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Absentee ballot — absentee bal·lot n: a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. Absentee ballot …   Law dictionary

  • absentee ballot — absentee bal·lot n: a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. absentee ballot …   Law dictionary

  • absentee ballot — ☆ absentee ballot n. a preelection ballot to be marked and delivered to a board of elections by a person (absentee voter) unable to be at the polls at election time …   English World dictionary

  • absentee ballot — n a process by which people in the United States can vote before an election because they will be away during the election …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • absentee ballot — noun count AMERICAN a system that lets people vote before an election because they will be away from home at the time of the election …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Absentee ballot — An absentee ballot is a vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the official polling station. Numerous methods have been devised to facilitate this. Increasing the ease of access to absentee ballots are seen by many as one way… …   Wikipedia

  • absentee ballot — noun (election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day) • Topics: ↑election • Hypernyms: ↑ballot * * * noun, pl ⋯ lots [count] US : a vote that is submitted before an election by a voter who is not able to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • absentee ballot — ballot used by citizens who are unable to vote at their regular polling place on an election day (usually sent by mail) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absentee ballot — the ballot used for an absentee vote. [1930 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • absentee ballot — ab′sentee bal′lot n. gov the ballot used for an absentee vote …   From formal English to slang

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