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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Pitman emerged as a candidate, launching a write-in campaign. There were a total of 540 write-in ballots cast, and while there were more write-ins than votes for Mr.
McAlpin's only option now is to mount a write-in campaign. That might not be easy.
Hanson mounted a write-in campaign challenging incumbent Selectmen Joseph F.