vote a straight ticket

vote a straight ticket

To cast a ballot in an election in which all of the candidates for whom one votes belong to the same political party. To be honest, I don't really follow politics, so I always just vote a straight ticket to try to help my political party as much as possible.
See also: straight, ticket, vote
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

vote a straight ticket

Fig. to cast a ballot on which all one's votes are for members of the same political party. I'm not a member of any political party, so I never vote a straight ticket. I usually vote a straight ticket because I believe in the principles of one party and not in the other's.
See also: straight, ticket, vote
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Its sponsors argued that people would still have been able to vote a straight ticket but would have had to do so one candidate at a time.
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