Voting machines are the total combination of mechanical, and electronic equipment that is used to define ballots, to cast and count votes. These machines report election results, maintain and produce audit trail information. The first voting machines were mechanical but it is increasingly more common to use electronic voting machines.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)
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