write-in

Definitions of write-in
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n 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
Type of:
campaigner, candidate, nominee
a politician who is running for public office

n a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot

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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