write-in candidate

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Noun1.write-in candidate - 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
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(Such are the perils of having a bipartisan social life.) Of course, I could cast a write-in vote for Xena, Warrior Princess ...
Barron describes himself as a "black revolutionary" and said in 2000 he cast a write-in vote for imprisoned cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal for president of the United States.
Betschart thought she was to record the write-in vote total by hand, when it already had been automatically entered by voting machine software, state elections analyst Ericka Haas explained.
Allen said a vacancy on the Board of Assessors would be filled by a write-in vote, which had yet to be approved by the person with the most votes.
We complain about the candidates and shudder at voting for the "lesser of two evils," yet we continue to do so, aptly earning the moniker "sheeple." The effective and responsible tack is to use your write-in vote to elect the person you feel is best for the job - you can write in anyone you believe will represent you better than the official candidates.
The result is an insult to the principle that a write-in vote should count the same as any other.
But Schmidt, the city attorney, argued that a write-in vote is the same as a vote for a declared candidate.
The write-in vote is one of the minor satisfactions of casting a ballot.
Chandler, who was unopposed in her re-election bid, received one write-in; a Donald Sharry also received one write-in vote.
Some Republicans, including Alabama's other senator, Richard Shelby, opted to use write-in votes rather than support Moore.
The voting took on more of a game quality as the write-in votes were tallied.
The write-in process for those districts is different from how write-in votes work in most Oregon elections, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart said.