voting machine

noun

Definition of voting machine

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

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The new machines mark the biggest challenge in years to the highly consolidated voting machine industry in the United States in which just three companies control more than 90 percent of the market. Joseph Marks, Washington Post, "New Los Angeles County voting system highlights trade offs between security and accessibility," 20 Aug. 2019 Moore actually won in terms of votes cast on voting machines on Tuesday, but Ganim’s huge advantage among absentee ballots pushed him over the top. Russell Blair, courant.com, "Capitol Week in Review: Surprises and snoozers in municipal primaries," 13 Sep. 2019 Magney said the devices are supposed to be connected to the internet briefly on election night to collect unofficial results from voting machines. Lawrence Andrea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin election officials consider lending new equipment to towns with outdated systems," 9 Aug. 2019 Since 2016, the state has maintained two voting options: a default option of paper ballots, which blind voters cannot use, and a voting machine accessible to blind voters that electronically marks their choices and then prints paper ballots. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "Blind voters sue Maryland Board of Elections, alleging discrimination at ballot box," 3 Aug. 2019 And the company is calling on Congress to pass legislation mandating paper ballots and raising security standards for voting machines. Timothy B. Lee, WIRED, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019 And the company is calling on Congress to pass legislation mandating paper ballots and raising security standards for voting machines. Wired, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019 House Democrats have introduced two bills that would require paper records to back up voting machines, mandate post-election audits and set security standards for election technology vendors. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "At Def Con, hackers and lawmakers came together to tackle holes in election security," 12 Aug. 2019 A few dozen Board of Elections workers on Tuesday morning began the preparation work for the manual recount inside the Middle Village, Queens, office that stores voting machines. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Queens District Attorney Primary Could Take Weeks to Call," 10 July 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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voting machine

noun

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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