write-in

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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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7pc of the votes were write-ins (akin to a 'none of the above' option), a percentage greater than Jones's margin of victory.
The number of total write-ins was about the same as the margin of victory for Jones.
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Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, who wasn't even running, still got enough write-ins to claim nearly 6 per cent in Vermont.
In Iran, no write-ins are permitted, so these votes are put in the spoiled ballot pile.
It is "unofficial," in the sense that it does not yet include write-ins, ballots that could not be read by the optical scanner at the precinct, overseas absentee ballots, or provisional ballots.
As election officials complete their counts of outstanding ballots, such as provisional ballots and those with write-ins, the turnout data will change.
Obviously not for the first time, but all of the others were write-ins.
This year, 13 candidates are registered as write-ins.
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