voting machine


Definition of voting machine 

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

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The expensive and high-profile Nevada Senate race could be an X-factor, driving more voters to the polls, as could the Democratic get-out-the-vote machine built by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "The 13 most important governor elections in 2018, briefly explained," 15 Oct. 2018 Taking on these voting machine companies that have behaved incredibly irresponsibly. Eric Johnson, Recode, "There should be ‘consequences’ for platforms that don’t remove people like Alex Jones, Senator Ron Wyden says," 22 Aug. 2018 The Republican get-out-the-vote machine could falter; Democratic numbers could improve; independents could break decisively against the GOP; or soft Republicans could cast protest votes, diminishing the party’s apparent improvements. Karl Rove, WSJ, "Republicans Show Strength in Early Voting," 31 Oct. 2018 But his edge depended on a narrow margin in Florida, which was attributable to the fact that voting machines in Democratic counties failed to register a higher percentage of votes than machines in Republican counties. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The Republican Court and the Era of Minority Rule," 27 June 2018 According to the New York State Board of Elections, the primary on Tuesday will cost about $10 million, which covers ballots, Election Day materials, inspector pay, poll site rentals, moving costs for voting machines, staff and mailings. Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, "Only in New York: Where Primary Day Comes Twice a Year," 25 June 2018 His coalition also has a formidable get-out-the-vote machine. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "What you need to know about Venezuela's presidential election | Miami Herald," 20 May 2018 Efforts to replace all voting machines in another paperless state, Georgia, died when the legislature adjourned in March. Michael Wines, New York Times, "How West Virginia Is Trying to Build Hacker-Proof Voting," 8 May 2018 Complaints could include that party lawyers were prevented from observing the counting of some absentee ballots, voting machines erroneously recorded votes from Lamb, and voters were confused by some information from the state elections website. Fox News, "GOP considers recount, lawsuit in special House race in Pa.," 15 Mar. 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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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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