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write-in

(rīt′ĭn′)
n.
1. A vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate not on the ballot.
2. A candidate voted for in this manner.

write′-in`



n.
a candidate or vote for a candidate not listed on the printed ballot but written onto it by the voter.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.write-in - a candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
2.write-in - a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
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Some Republicans, including Alabama's other senator, Richard Shelby, opted to use write-in votes rather than support Moore.
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Perry has still not announced an official bid to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president, but had the backing of 14 percent of attendees as a write-in candidate.
The question, which at first blush sounds awfully narrow and wonkish, is this: Can a state allow write-in votes, but discourage them by making them difficult to cast?
One of the more interesting results of a Senate race will be in Alaska, where incumbent Lisa Murkowski (R) lost her primary campaign to Tea Party Republican Joe Miller and then chose to run as a write-in candidate.
According to election results, four out of six attorneys running in Senate races were successful, although one of those was running against a write-in candidate who received no votes.
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Wilson then entered the race as a write-in candidate.