Meaning of undervote in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌndəvəʊt/


  • A ballot paper or vote that is not counted because of unclear marking by the voter.

    ‘In the 18 punch-ballot counties that use the punch-ballot vote, the undervote was 1.5 percent.’
    • ‘A hand count of undervotes could be organized and carried out in a matter of days.’
    • ‘Any undervotes are clearly the decision of the voter.’
    • ‘There were about 10,500 of these ballots and up to 60,000 undervotes throughout the state.’
    • ‘For some voters, that undervote or overvote is their decision.’
    • ‘For example, voting a straight party ticket and then choosing a candidate for a particular office would be an overvote on some optically-scanned ballots, but would be an undervote on some electronic machines.’
    • ‘By the way, there were fewer undervotes and overvotes than in 2000.’