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straight ticket

noun, U.S. Politics.
a ballot on which all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.
a ticket on which all the candidates nominated by a party are members of the party.
Compare split ticket.
Origin of straight ticket
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for straight ticket
  • No voting machine or device used at any state or local election shall be equipped with a straight ticket device.
  • The act repeals provisions that allow straight ticket voting.
  • City candidates would be placed at the end of the ballot and the majority of voters vote a straight ticket.
  • If you vote a straight ticket you won't hae to scratch your head.
  • There isn't anything puzzling about a straight ticket.
  • Some half-dozen districts probably will vote a straight ticket.
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British Dictionary definitions for straight ticket

straight ticket

(US) a ballot for all the candidates of one and only one political party Compare split ticket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with straight ticket

straight ticket

All the candidates of a single political party, as in Are you going to vote a straight ticket again? [ Mid-1800s ]
Also see: split ticket
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