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.

1855–60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
straight ticket
(US) Compare split ticket a ballot for all the candidates of one and only one political party

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
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.
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