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noun U.S. Politics.
  1. a ballot on which all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.
  2. a ticket on which all the candidates nominated by a party are members of the party.
Compare split ticket.

Origin of straight ticket

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for straight ticket

straight ticket

noun
  1. US a ballot for all the candidates of one and only one political partyCompare split ticket
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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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