Definition of write someone in in English:

write someone in

phrasal verb

  • (when voting) add the name of someone not on the original list of candidates and vote for them.

    • ‘I shook his hand just before the primary up here and told him I was a registered Republican and I was writing him in on my ballot.’
    • ‘Even though his name wasn't on the ballot, he was written in by nearly half of the voters.’
    • ‘The Chronicle and several other local papers exposed the plan after an 18-year old was recruited to run, but then changed his mind when he found out that he had been written in as a Democratic candidate.’
    • ‘After all, he waits until almost the very last minute of the election to run, avoiding months of bashing and media scrutiny to simply say ‘I'm the alternative, write me in.’’