split ticket

noun

Definition of 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 Hyde Heckman is a Republican who voted a split ticket. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Election Day live blog: How voting is going in Central Indiana," 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, "The ways to understand US election results," 3 Nov. 2020 Bill Scheel, partner at Javelina Consulting, said it’s not unusual for Navajo presidential tickets to be split ticket, and not surprising. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Navajo President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer address the Democratic, GOP conventions," 26 Aug. 2020 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20ticket. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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