above-the-line voting

/əˌbʌv-ðə-laɪn ˈvoʊtɪŋ/ (say uh.buv-dhu-luyn 'vohting)

noun Politics
an optional method of voting in a Senate election by which the voter indicates their choice of the party or other groups given at the top of each column on the ballot paper above a line under which is shown the list of individual candidates within the group. Compare below-the-line voting.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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