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write-in

Syllabification: write-in

Definition of write-in in English:

noun

US
1A vote cast for an unlisted candidate by writing their name on a ballot paper: the results showed 70 blank ballots and 770 write-ins
More example sentences
  • Only the presidential race will have a re-vote, and no ballots cast for write-in candidates during the re-vote will be counted.
  • Second, if he is not a formal write-in candidate on Election Day, the point is completely moot, since he would not be a candidate.
  • A demand for a recount can only be filed by a presidential candidate who was on the ballot or a certified write-in candidate.
1.1A candidate for whom a vote is cast by writing their name on a ballot.
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, there will only be two names on the presidential ballot in my jurisdiction, with no space for a write-in.
  • State rep Ciampa will run as a write-in.

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