or down-tick·et

[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

First recorded in 1980–85; down1 + ballot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019