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split ticket

n.
1. A ballot cast for candidates of two or more political parties.
2. A ticket that includes the names of candidates from more than one party.
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split ticket

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See split9 See also straight ticket
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split′ tick′et


n.
a ballot on which not all votes have been cast for candidates of the same political party.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.split ticket - a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates from more than one party
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"
straight ticket - a ballot cast by a voter who votes for all the candidates of one party
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"The voting behavior was more polarized, less likely to include split-ticket voting, if a newspaper had died in the community," said communications professor Johanna Dunaway of Texas A&M.
But under the 1987 Constitution, it allows separate voting for president and vice president or the split-ticket voting.
Mondak 1990; Mondak and McCurley 1994; Jacobson 2009), I use post-election survey data from Taiwan to assess coattails in districts and the party list, connect this literature to the broader split-ticket voting literature within mixed systems (e.g.
Split-ticket voting has declined over the last generation.
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To have a chance, he's going to have to find a lot of constituents who split their tickets between the two parties - because, as one consultant pointed out, "if he didn't have help with split-ticket voting, he'd lose by like 40 percent." Democrats hold out hope for Heflin, arguing that he has won loyalty from his district in the past four years, in part by not voting in a way that angers his conservative neighbors.
Iraqis will vote for a list of candidates rather than for individuals, with no possibility for split-ticket voting. Seats in Iraq's 275member National Assembly will be handed out according to the party's showing nationwide.
Split-ticket voting in states adopting the party column format was in the first few years after reform only slightly higher than under the classic strip ballot.
"Policy Moderation of Conflicting Expectations: Testing the Intentional Models of Split-ticket Voting." American Politics Quarterly 21 (4): 410 -38.
The extent of split-ticket voting is consistent with recent evidence of a decline in party identification amongst former Conservative supporters, coupled with more effective local campaigning by both Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.
As Alvarez and Schousen (1993, 429) put it, after finding strong empirical support for Jacobson's explanation as elaborated in his later writings, "A complete model of split-ticket voting must account for DR [Democratic for president, Republican for representative] ballots as well as RD ballots." And then what about DRDDR, in contrast with RDRDR, etc.?
Strong party identification by voters has decreased and split-ticket voting has increased over a long period of time.