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adjective as in not being present

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noun as in one who is absent


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A voter returning an absentee ballot must insert the ballot into the secrecy envelope, and then insert that envelope into a larger envelope that carries the mailing address and postage.

In keeping with the national trend, a record number of Ohio’s nearly 8 million registered voters are expected to cast absentee ballots in November to avoid spreading the coronavirus at the polls.

Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia already allowed anyone to vote absentee.

You may find other websites that claim to show the early voting and absentee ballot rules for your state, but it’s super-important to double-check that information on your state’s website.

New Hampshire only accepts requests for absentee ballots by mail.

The ground game in Iowa has traditionally revolved around an absentee ballot program.

An absentee father is loitering about with his son and namesake, Mason Jr., at a deserted concert hall.

Ware went to court claiming a number of irregularities, including issues with hundreds of absentee ballots.

Perry said most of the absentee ballots questioned in the mayoral race had six or seven different issues.

In fact, over 117,000 people have already voted absentee and among those, Republicans have an advantage of over 4,500.

If the roll of Mr. Morton's school had been called that evening at that meeting, not a single absentee would have been reported.

A tax had been proposed in the Irish Parliament of two shillings in the pound on the estates of absentee landlords.

The other absentee was Richie Moniplies, whose conduct for some time past had been extremely mysterious.

Absenteeism is no new complaint; Adam Smith discussed proposals for an absentee-tax.

This he continued, speaking for any absentee on any subject, and tutoring rich laggards for a consideration.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absentee, such as: absent, awol, remote, and distant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.