1. Ballot in which the voter has taken final action in selecting contest options and irrevocably confirmed their intent to vote as selected.
Source: Election Terminology Glossary - Draft, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), https://pages.nist.gov/ElectionGlossary/
2. Ballot that has been deposited by the voter in the ballot box or electronically submitted for tabulation.
Source: Glossary of terms database, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, https://www.eac.gov/glossary/