voting machine


Definition of voting machine

: a mechanical device for recording and counting votes cast in an election

Examples of voting machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suit said asked that voting locations affected by voting machine malfunctions be kept open until 8 p.m. USA Today, "A quick guide: Trump’s lawsuits dispute election results as presidency is called for Biden," 16 Nov. 2020 The group also includes representatives from the voting machine industry, which has often been accused of being slow to admit to technological shortcomings and resistant to creating paper backups. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud," 12 Nov. 2020 The court denied a motion to impound a voting machine and other election material at the location. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Expect lawsuits if election results are close. Here's where they've been filed so far.," 4 Nov. 2020 Every Alabama polling place has at least one handicapped voting machine. Lee Roop |, al, "20 questions and answers about voting: Alabama Election Day 2020," 9 Oct. 2020 Forrestall acknowledged there wasn’t any proof of fraud, miscalculations or widespread voting machine errors, but believes state legal battles will bear that out. Megan Cassidy,, "Bay Area Trump voters, like the president, cling to claims of voter fraud as hope dwindles," 13 Nov. 2020 Election-night returns looked good for Donald Trump because, generally, day-of-election voting machine ballots get tabulated first and quickly, and the day-of-election voters were heavily Trump fans. John Brummett, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: Dysfunction junction," 8 Nov. 2020 All 175 voting locations in the county provided Sharpie markers, and the elections department said that every voter whose ballot had an issue with the voting machine counting their vote was provided the ability to cast a new one. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Sharpie ballot investigation finds no disenfranchisement: Arizona attorney general," 6 Nov. 2020 Yes, Tuesday has seen its share of problems, including electronic pollbook failures in Franklin County, OH and voting machine outages in Spalding County, Georgia. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Despite Hacking Fears, Election Day Has a Mostly Smooth Start," 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of voting machine

1900, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Voting machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of voting machine

: a machine that you use to cast a vote and that records and counts all of the votes made for each possible choice

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