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voting machine

noun
1.
a mechanical apparatus used in a polling place to register and count the votes.
Origin of voting machine
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • In 1871 it enacted that they should be chosen by written or printed ballots (later choice by voting machine was also permitted).

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
  • I didn't think there had ever been a voting machine on Fenris before.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • However vigorous the electoral pressure may have been, the voting machine has not provided the expected results.

  • A voting machine has a knob or lever for each candidate, and is so arranged that the voter can record one vote.

    Elements of Civil Government Alexander L. Peterman
  • The chief objection to the voting machine, however, is the expense, and this has prevented its more general adoption.

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
British Dictionary definitions for voting machine

voting machine

noun
1.
(esp in the US) a machine at a polling station that voters operate to register their votes and that mechanically or electronically counts all votes cast
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