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absentee ballotnoun [C]

uk   us   US
a ​system of ​voting in which ​peoplesendtheirvotes by ​post when they cannot be ​present at an ​election a ​piece of ​paper on which ​peoplemarktheirvotes and then ​send them by ​post when they cannot be ​present at an ​election
(Definition of absentee ballot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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absentee ballotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæb·sən·ti ˈbæl·ət/
an ​officialpaper that someone who cannot be at the ​votingplace on the ​day of an ​election can use for ​voting and can ​send in by ​mail
(Definition of absentee ballot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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