write in

write in
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to insert in a document or text 2. a. to insert (a name not listed on a ballot or voting machine) in an appropriate space b. to cast (a vote) in this manner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • write in — index enter (record) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • write in — verb a) To write a letter to, e.g. a publication. If you have any questions, you can write in at the following address. b) To fill in something required, by writing. Dont forget to write in your details on the paper …   Wiktionary

  • write-in — /ruyt in /, n. 1. a candidate or vote for a candidate not listed on the printed ballot but written onto it by the voter: Write ins may swing the election. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or for such a candidate or vote or a ballot so marked: a write… …   Universalium

  • write-in — noun a) A candidate whose name is not listed on the ballot b) A vote made for a candidate who is a write in. See Also: write in …   Wiktionary

  • write in — phr verb Write in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑viewer Write in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑diary …   Collocations dictionary

  • write in — Synonyms and related words: Australian ballot, Hare system, aye, ballot, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, division, enfranchisement, fagot vote, franchise, graveyard vote, hand vote, list system …   Moby Thesaurus

  • write-in — noun Date: 1932 1. a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate 2. a candidate whose name is written in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • write-in vote — ➡ write in candidate * * * …   Universalium

  • Write-in candidate — A write in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person s name. Some states and local jurisdictions allow a voter to affix a sticker with a… …   Wikipedia

  • write-in candidate — n (AmE) a candidate in an election for public office whose name is not printed on the official list of candidates, usually because he or she has not been selected by a political party. People voting for such a candidate must therefore write his… …   Universalium

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