a ballot on which all votes have been cast for candidates of the same party.
a ticket on which all the candidates nominated by a party are members of the party.
- Compare split ticket.
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How to use straight ticket in a sentence
Etling pointed out that straight-ticket voting for Republicans was up, but in county races, which aren't among the offices voters pick on a straight ticket, Democrats did well.
This is a tougher year, because a lot more people are just going to vote on straight tickets.
I therefore, and probably twenty-nine out of every thirty of those who voted in the borough, voted a 'straight ticket.'Human Nature In Politics | Graham Wallas
It is pretty well understood, we believe, that the Bridgeport Irish, vote the "straight ticket."The Great North-Western Conspiracy In All Its Startling Details | I. Windslow Ayer
Men from the low country: We cannot elect a straight ticket.Dixie After the War | Myrta Lockett Avary
British Dictionary definitions for straight ticket
US a ballot for all the candidates of one and only one political party: Compare split ticket
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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