[dohn-bal-uh t or dohn-tik-it]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for down-ballot
She is able to create coattails for down-ballot races and to change the narrative frame of politics.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders
December 19, 2014
The party is known in particular for its ability to draw out voters on down-ballot races.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?
October 30, 2014
And the dearth of top Democratic visitors could have a real impact on down-ballot Democrats.Iowa Has a Phantom Democratic Presidential Candidates Problem
July 8, 2014
In Portsmouth, a down-ballot ticket-mate, county attorney candidate Joe Plaia, joined Maggie as she mingled with voters.The Democrats’ Last Woman Standing: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan
November 4, 2012