absentee ballot

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(election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)

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Traditionally, absentee ballots are cast by deployed members of the military, Pennsylvania students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, individuals with illnesses or disabilities, and individuals who will be away from their municipality on business on Election Day.
Rushford said Wednesday that so far this year, 1,200 absentee ballots have been received in the city with votes cast.
However, the credit union ignored that advice and mailed more than 15,000 absentee ballots to members anyway.
The actual number of expatriate ballots cast ahead of the election day on Tuesday are not known because absentee ballots are sent to each expat's home state for counting before the end of election day.
But legal experts are warning voters that it will take additional time to count provisional ballots 6 special ballots given to voters who specifically request absentee ballots, but invariably fail to use them and instead arrive at polling places on election day.
Several tens of thousands of Self-Defense Forces personnel will vote in nationwide local government elections this month by absentee ballot as they have been deployed in areas severely damaged by the March 11 mega earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
The new federal law also requires each state to designate at least one means of electronic communication fax or e-mail--to handle voter registration and absentee ballot applications, to provide election and voting information and to send blank ballots overseas.
Embassy in Buenos Aires, the American Citizen Services unit staged the event to provide voters with a taste of home and encourage them to cast their absentee ballots in time for the embassy to forward them to the United States for counting.
Internet voting was almost forced on our military people for their absentee ballots under the FVAP (Federal Voting Assistance Plan).
VOTE411 provides both general and state-specific data on such items as voter registration and absentee ballot rules, early voting provisions, ID requirements, voting machine types, tools for overseas citizens, and contact information for elections officials.
You can now request an absentee ballot without stating a reason.
APHA is advising Annual Meeting participants to cast their votes via absentee ballots to be sure that their opinions are counted.
This may have come about because so many people were requesting absentee ballots in some places that voter registration officials started calling absentee ballots "liars' ballots.
They will also have the necessary forms, including the Federal Post Card Application for registration and absentee ballot requests, and the back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots available for all potential voters, and will be able to walk voters through the steps to submit those cards and ballots.
Completed absentee ballots must be received at TNA headquarters by the close of business on October 9, 2008.