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voting machine

a mechanical apparatus used in a polling place to register and count the votes.
Origin of voting machine
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I didn't think there had ever been a voting machine on Fenris before.

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

British Dictionary definitions for voting machine

voting machine

(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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