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Early history[ edit ] The first major proposal for the use of voting machines came from the Chartists in This required major changes in the conduct of elections, and as responsible reformers, the Chartists not only demanded reforms but described how to accomplish them, publishing Schedule A, a description of how to run a polling place, and Schedule B, a description of a voting machine to be used in such a polling place.
This matched the requirements of a British parliamentary election. Each voter was to cast his vote by dropping a brass ball into Early voting project appropriate hole in the top of the machine by the candidate's name. Each voter could only vote once because each Early voting project was given just one brass ball.
The ball advanced a clockwork counter for the corresponding candidate as it passed through the machine, and then fell out the front where it could be given to the next voter.
InHenry Spratt of Kent received a U. InAnthony Beranek of Chicago patented the first voting machine appropriate for use in a general election in the United States. Interlocks behind each row prevented voting for more than one candidate per race, and an interlock with the door of the voting booth reset the machine for the next voter as each voter left the booth.
A Psephograph was patented by Italian inventor Boggiano in Using a series of dials, the voter could record up to twenty ranked preferences to a punched cardone preference at a time.
Write-in votes were permitted. The machine prevented a voter from spoiling their ballot by skipping rankings and by giving the same ranking to more than one candidate. A standard punched-card counting machine would tabulate ballots at a rate of per minute.
A document ballot voting system can allow for manual or electronic tabulation. Manually marked and tabulated paper ballots[ edit ] The first use of paper ballots to conduct an election appears to have been in Rome in BCE, and the first use of paper ballots in the United States was in to select a pastor for the Salem Church.
Punched card systems employ a card or cards and a small clipboard-sized device for recording votes. Voters punch holes in the cards with a ballot marking device. Typical ballot marking devices carry a ballot label that identifies the candidates or issues associated with each punching position on the card, although in some cases, the names and issues are printed directly on the card.
After voting, the voter may place the ballot in a ballot box, or the ballot may be fed into a computer vote tabulating device at the precinct.
The idea of voting by punching holes on paper or cards originated in the s  and inventors continued to explore this in the years that followed. By the late s John McTammany's voting machine was used widely in several states.
In this machine, votes were recorded by punching holes in a roll of paper comparable to those used in player pianosand then tabulated after the polls closed using a pneumatic mechanism.
Punched-card voting was proposed occasionally in the midth century,  but the first major success for punched-card voting came inwith Joseph P. Harris' development of the Votomatic punched-card system.
Harris licensed the Votomatic to IBM. The Votomatic system  was very successful. By the Presidential election, some variation of the punched card system was used by Optical scan marksense [ edit ] An optical scanor marksense, voting system allows a voter to record votes by making marks directly on the ballotusually in voting response locations.
Using electronic input device[ edit ] A paper-based system may allow for the voter's selections to be indicated by marks made on a paper ballot by an electronic input device.
Voter-verified paper audit trail[ edit ] Some traditionally non-document ballot voting systems may print a voter-verified paper audit trail VVPAT to serve as a document ballot for each vote.
Electronic ballot marker[ edit ] An electronic ballot marker EBM or ballot marking device is categorized as any such input device that does not independently record, store, or tabulate the voter selections. Non-document-based ballot voting systems[ edit ] Direct-recording voting system[ edit ] Demo version of lever style voting machine on display at the National Museum of American History Commonly used in the United States until the s and commonly known as lever machinesdirect recording voting systems are mechanical systems to tabulate votes.
This was the first voting technology commercialized in the United States. InJacob H. Myers of Rochester, New Yorkreceived a patent for a voting machine that was based on Beranek's machine.Agreement Reached in Nevada Read more.
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