write-in

Definitions of write-in
  1. noun
    a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters
    synonyms: write-in candidate
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    type of:
    campaigner, candidate, nominee
    a politician who is running for public office
  2. noun
    a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
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    type of:
    ballot, balloting, vote, voting
    a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
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