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Noun: write-in  rIt in
  1. A candidate for public office whose name does not appear on the ballot and so must be written on the ballot by the voters
    - write-in candidate
     
  2. A vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate who is not listed on the ballot
Verb: write in
  1. Cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot
    "Many voters wrote in the names of strangers"
     
  2. Write to an organization
    "Many listeners wrote in after the controversial radio program"

Derived forms: writing in, writes in, written in, write-ins, wrote in

Type of: ballot, balloting, campaigner, candidate, nominee, vote, voting, write

Encyclopedia: Write-in

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