split ticket

noun

Definition of split ticket

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

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With fewer voters splitting tickets these days, is there any reason to think Cory Gardner could survive in 2020 if Trump lost the state by five points again? John Mccormack, National Review, "Would John Hickenlooper Dominate the Colorado Senate Race?," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of split ticket

1836, in the meaning defined above

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split ticket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of split ticket

US : a ballot on which a voter votes for candidates from more than one political party

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