The Machinery of Democracy: Voting Machines Through Time

Voting has seen its share of technological change since the founding of our Republic. From paper ballots filled out by hand to the Votomatic to the latest in touchscreen computerized voting, the practice of democracy has long been carried out through the technology of the day.

For your 2010 election day viewing pleasure, here's a gallery of the various devices that we've used to cast our ballots. Thanks go to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, which maintains specimens of the many iterations of this country's voting machines.

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