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straight ticket

A voting ballot in which all the candidates voted for in a particular election are of the same political party. To be honest, I don't know the policies of anyone besides the presidential candidate, so I always just vote a straight ticket.
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straight ticket

All the candidates of a single political party, as in Are you going to vote a straight ticket again? [Mid-1800s] Also see split ticket.
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The dominance of parties is exaggerated in states where straight ticket voting is an option, and judicial independence suffers.
In Harris County, Democratic straight tickets accounted for 35.
9 percent of voters cast straight tickets, was the lowest.
And the straight ticket makes it harder for anyone whose victory in the fall depends on informed ticket-splitters making their way carefully through their ballots.
There also was no strong personality on the Republican ballot statewide to serve as a reason for voters to avoid a straight ticket and return at least in some instances to the Republican column.
In Texas, the straight ticket has lately been a boon to Republican candidates, but some of their pollsters are convinced that November voters are different from the primary voters and consider it foolish to rely on the party flag alone to carry their candidates to election wins.
Voting is increasingly, top to bottom, straight ticket in Texas.
Used to be close to a straight ticket Republican until the Tea Partiers entered the picture.
In 2010, about 31,000 Democrats voted straight ticket, compared with about 15,500 Republicans.
Darker precincts represent higher proportions of ballots cast straight ticket for Democrats.
In comparing Election Day voters and early voters both are equally as likely to cast straight ticket ballots, Haag's report found.
He agrees with others about White's potential effect on Republicans who might otherwise vote a straight ticket, but ask him if there's a way to measure it, and he admits, "There is - afterwards.
That's why the latest GOP effort to return to the days of straight tickets --HB 143--is so transparent.
The five-team group, which includes the UAE, is engaged in a heated competition for two straight tickets to South Africa, hosts of the World Cup Finals in the summer of next year.
Straight tickets were eliminated in 2007, and since then certain Republicans have been nostalgic for the days when people could just check off the GOP box at the top of the ballot and get it over with.