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down-ballot

or down-ticket

[dohn-bal-uh t or dohn-tik-it] /ˈdoʊnˌbæl ət or ˈdoʊnˌtɪk ɪt/
adjective
1.
relating to or noting a candidate or political contest that is relatively low-profile and local compared to one listed in a higher place on the ballot:
Very popular presidential nominees often cause down-ballot candidates to win.
Origin of down-ballot
1980-1985
First recorded in 1980-85; down1 + ballot
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Slang definitions & phrases for down ticket

down ticket

adjective phrase

Having a lower place on the ballot, hence contending for less important or local offices: A great deal of creative savagery is to be found in the down ticket races in campaigns from North Carolina to Washington/ As a down ballot candidate, try to attend senatorial and gubernatorial events in your state (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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