absentee vote


absentee vote
,absentee `vote noun count AMERICAN
a vote that you send through the mail when you cannot be present on the day of an election

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • absentee vote — absentee voter. a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from usual voting district, illness, or the like, has been permitted to vote by mail. [1930 35, Amer.] * * * absentee vote UK US noun [countable] [singular absentee vote plural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • absentee vote — n American English a vote which you send by post in an election because you cannot be in the place where you usually vote British Equivalent: postal vote …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • absentee vote — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms absentee vote : singular absentee vote plural absentee votes American a postal vote …   English dictionary

  • absentee vote — absentee voter. a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from usual voting district, illness, or the like, has been permitted to vote by mail. [1930 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • absentee vote — vote cast by a citizen who is unable vote at his regular polling place on an election day (usually sent by mail) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absentee vote — noun (C) AmE a vote which you send by post in an election because you cannot be in the place where you usually vote; postal vote BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • absentee vote — ab′sentee vote′ n. gov a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from the usual voting district, illness, etc., has been permitted to vote by mail • Etymology: 1930–35 ab′sentee vot′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • absentee vote — /æbsənˈti voʊt/ (say absuhn tee voht) noun a vote lodged by a voter who, on election day, is outside the division in which they are enrolled but still within their state or territory. Also, absent vote …   Australian English 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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