Definition of Split ticket

1. Noun. A ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party.

Generic synonyms: Ballot, Balloting, Vote, Voting
Antonyms: Straight Ticket

Definition of Split ticket

1. Noun. (American English) A ballot cast for candidates of more than one political party. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Split Ticket

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Literary usage of Split ticket

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1. A Treatise on the New York Laws Relating to Elections by John Godfrey Saxe (1913)
"How TO VOTE A split ticket A voter may vote a split ticket, that is, for candidates of different parties, in either of two ways. He may make a cross mark in ..."

2. The Direct Primary in New Jersey by Ralph Simpson Boots (1917)
"Of the primary voters 75 voted a split ticket and 122 a straight ticket, ... Of those who did not vote at the primary, 26 voted a split ticket and 23 a ..."

3. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Split-Ticket. When two or more important offices are to be filled at the same time, ... This is called a split ticket, also a scratch ticket. ..."

4. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"... is a split ticket, while a man voting for some candidates of his own party and for one or more of his opponents, would deposit what is known,as a mixed ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"A cross placed upon a ballot outside the voting space In which the voter Is required by statute to place such cross In order to vote a split ticket Is not a ..."

6. The Code of Alabama: Adopted by Act of the Legislature of Alabama; Approved by Alabama, James Jefferson Mayfield (1907)
"To vote a split ticket. 396. Polls; how long open. 385. When straight ticket does not contain name of all officers. 386. To vote for person whose name is ..."

7. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1859)
"SPLIT-TICKET. When two or more important offices are to be filled at the same time, the wire-pullers of each party select the men they wish their party to ..."

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