Definitions for "Absent votes"
Electors who are out of their division but still within their State or Territory on polling day may cast an absent vote at any polling place in that State or Territory.
Votes cast at polling booths by electors outside their enrolled electoral district on polling day. Enrolment details are written on a declaration vote envelope, the completed ballot papers are placed inside the envelope which is then sealed, placed in a ballot box and later distributed to the appropriate district Returning Officer for inclusion in the scrutiny. See Declaration Vote.