split ticket


: a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates of more than one party

Examples of split ticket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a voter picks a presidential candidate from one party and a House or Senate candidate from another, it’s called a split ticket. David Yanofsky, Quartz, 3 Nov. 2020 Despite Cuyahoga County still being a Democratic county, 20% of votes were a split ticket, mostly in favor of DeWine. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 27 Dec. 2022 Even though Republicans historically do better on turnout during runoff elections, Democrats could have an advantage if Warnock’s campaign convinces those split ticket voters to come out again, Steigerwalt said. Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2022 Some mobile users may need to use this link to see this split ticket map and subsequent maps on this page. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2022 And while the Democrat is still leading in the Arizona Senate race, split ticket voters could hand Republican Kari Lake the governor's mansion. ABC News, 6 Nov. 2022 Walker doesn’t need to get all the voters considering a split ticket, Robinson said. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Hyde Heckman is a Republican who voted a split ticket. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Nov. 2020 If those split ticket victories occur in the swing states the candidate wins, it could be framed as the deciding factor of those wins. David Yanofsky, Quartz, 3 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of split ticket was in 1836

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“Split ticket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20ticket. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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