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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.

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write one's own ticket, write out, write up, write-down, write-in, write-in candidate, write-off, write-protect, write-up, writer, writer's block
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