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vot·ing machine

An apparatus for use in polling places that mechanically records and counts votes.

voting machine

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (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

vot′ing machine`

a mechanical or electronic apparatus used in a polling place to register and count the votes.
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mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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Over the lifetime of the voting equipment, Verity's unique, adaptable architecture can efficiently respond to changes in ballot formatting rules, reporting needs or other election management tasks.
Those who attended used interactive voting equipment to give their feedback on the issues raised at The Studio in Cannon Street.
PURPOSE:To replace the City s existing voting equipment.
The city had set aside $350,000 in its capital budget for the purchase of the new voting equipment, but the eventual winning bid came in at roughly $72,000 less, at $277,320.
The sides discussed the experience of Mongolia in conduct of elections with use of voting equipment processing biometric data of citizens.
In 2000, between 4 million and 6 million votes were lost, more than half due to voter registration problems, and others to faulty voting equipment and polling place problems.
Election officials emerging from hours of talks in the capital Conakry blamed a lack of necessary voting equipment on the postponement and said it could take up to two weeks for arrangements to be in place.
formerly Diebold Election Systems, that would have provided the county with electronic voting equipment and a new central vote tabulation system.
Four years later, despite national and local efforts at reform, the 2004 presidential contest was characterized by problems with electronic voting equipment and allegations of fraud.
Oregon has no voting equipment, new or old, having changed to 100 percent vote-by-mail in 1998.
But voting equipment companies blamed the problems mainly on human error and said nothing unusual had happened.
This law, which purportedly was intended to create "minimum standards for states to follow in several key areas of election administration," is currently forcing the states, counties, and municipalities to purchase ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant electronic voting equipment, which as we now know can be susceptible to wholesale voting fraud.