write-in - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    in the US, a vote cast for an unlisted candidate by writing their name on a ballot paper

    Write-ins may swing the election.

    The seven states that won't accept write-in votes are: Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/08/2016
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2

    or write-in candidate

    a candidate of this type

    Until recently, many Republicans opposed to Mr Trump had stopped short of supporting Mrs Clinton, saying they would vote for a third party or write-in candidate.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/08/2016