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down-ballot

[ dohn-bal-uht ]
/ ˈdoʊnˌbæl ət /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of down-ballot

First recorded in 1980–85; down1 + ballot
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