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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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We demonstrate the validity of these estimates and then combine them with other data to determine what causes American voters to split tickets. We find strong evidence for the contention that candidates - not voters - are primarily responsible for producing divided government.
Mr Donovan explained why his staff did not offer split tickets to customers, even when this was a cheaper option.
A split ticket for the same journey on the same date would see rail users paying PS29 from Cardiff Central to Crewe and PS40 from Crewe to Edinburgh, a total journey cost of PS69 and a difference of PS101.40 from a direct ticket.
"Anybody choosing to buy split tickets at the station would have to research the tickets needed beforehand and tell the ticket clerk the exact combination of tickets they require," the spokesman said.
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.
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.
PLANS for a sweeping overhaul of rail ticketing to stop passengers having to buy split tickets to get the cheapest fares have been revealed.
PROPOSALS for a sweeping overhaul of rail ticketing in Britain aim to stop passengers having to buy split tickets to get the cheapest fares for some journeys.
An ordinary return from Birmingham International to New Street would be PS3.70, so to buy split tickets from Birmingham International to Liverpool Lime Street would save PS33.30.
Rail website trainsplit.com has introduced a journey planner to help you work out where to split tickets.
"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.
ALEX McLeish has backed the SFA's decision to split tickets for Saturday's Scottish Cup final 50 50 between the two clubs.
<B Rail passengers are being urged to 'split tickets' to offset fare rises
Some passengers are buying two split tickets and saving up to pounds 2,000 a year.