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meaning of the phrase

Hello, what is the meaning of this phrase?
"failing to completely punch out the "chad" on a ballot card"

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    In some areas of the US, notably Florida, voters must punch out perforated rectangles(or sometimes other shapes) next to the names on their voting ballot to select a candidate. The circle is called a chad. If it isn't fully punched out, the vote will not be counted. This was a big issue during the 2000 presidential election.

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