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vote a split ticket

To cast a ballot in an election in which the candidates for whom one votes belong to different political parties. I scrutinize each individual candidate's policies and personal history much more than their political affiliation, so I often end up voting a split ticket as a result.
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vote a split ticket

Fig. to cast a ballot on which one's votes are divided between two or more parties. I always vote a split ticket since I detest both parties. Mary voted a split ticket for the first time in her life.
See also: split, ticket, vote
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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