write-in candidate

A candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot (usually because he or she has not secured the nomination of a political party) but whose name must be written on the ballot by voters.


Nearby words

  1. write one's own ticket,
  2. write out,
  3. write up,
  4. write-down,
  5. write-in,
  6. write-off,
  7. write-protect,
  8. write-up,
  9. writer,
  10. writer's block

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