voting machine

noun

Definition of voting machine

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

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In more populous counties, the recount process has been so arduous that voting machines overheated in Palm Beach County, the Miami Herald reported. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Florida’s Election Procedures Under Multiple Legal Challenges," 14 Nov. 2018 Officials are quick to point out that voting machines themselves are generally not connected to the internet. Dustin Volz, WSJ, "U.S. Girds for Possible Russian Meddling on Election Day," 5 Nov. 2018 Electronic voting machines can be hacked, and there's no foolproof way to prevent or even detect attacks on voting machines. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Experts criticize West Virginia’s plan for smartphone voting," 7 Aug. 2018 Julietta Henry, elections director for Milwaukee county, said about 2,000 absentee ballots from the city of Milwaukee were rejected by voting machines because of damage in the mail or voter error. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Brian Kemp Says He Won Georgia Governor’s Race, but Stacey Abrams Isn’t Conceding," 7 Nov. 2018 Gothamist reported voters having widespread issues with scanners, voting machines, and the long lines those malfunctions caused. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Voters Across the Country Are Running Into Issues at the Polls," 6 Nov. 2018 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

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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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