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absentee vote

noun
1.
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.
Origin of absentee vote
1930-1935
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35
Related forms
absentee voter, noun
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