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split (one's) ticket

To vote for candidates from more than one political party for different roles in public office. It has become increasingly uncommon for voters to split their ticket by voting for candidates from both parties.
See also: split, ticket

split ticket

A ballot cast for candidates of more than one party, as in I'm registered as an Independent, and indeed I usually vote a split ticket. This idiom uses ticket in the sense of "a list of nominees for office," a usage dating from the late 1700s. Also see straight ticket.
See also: split, ticket
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Mr Donovan explained why his staff did not offer split tickets to customers, even when this was a cheaper option.
We demonstrate the validity of these estimates and then combine them with other data to determine what causes American voters to split tickets.
Why voters split tickets is a continuing research question in studies of electoral behavior.
Ticket offices aren't obliged to offer split tickets for your journey and you won't find ticket machines offering them either.
Split tickets, not the journey NOW it's time to really rip up the rule book if you want to make some really big savings.
Restaurants industry users can design their own touch-enabled menu through SpotSync Checkout and add the additional features of table seating, tips, split tickets and more.
Passengers will especially welcome the commitment that the change will not mean that rail fares will go up but rather that end-to-end fares will be lower than buying split tickets.
As parties operate in such a political climate, the electorate is less likely to vote split tickets and that fact alone accentuates the impact of variations of turnout from one election to the next)
The closest they came to preferencing the Liberals was printing split tickets, advising supporters to decide which of the major parties they wanted to vote for after giving their first preference to the Greens.
ALEX McLeish has backed the SFA's decision to split tickets for Saturday's Scottish Cup final 50 50 between the two clubs.
The system also automates all ticketing including electronic tickets, split tickets, paper ticketing, automated FedEx tracking number assignment, and electronic document distribution;
Some passengers are buying two split tickets and saving up to pounds 2,000 a year.