It has been a long week with too many bad commute days. I am tired out after teaching a two week class. I really just want to go to sleep, but thought that I should get my daily post in first.
I thought of what I should post. I was looking through some pictures for ideas and ran across this picture of an old voting machine.You may have to click on the picture to see more detail, but who can tell me what year this voting machine was used in? You should be able to easily find the answer. For extra credit, can you tell me where this voting machine was used?
I saw this in a museum on one of my trips. I just had to take a picture.
I remember when I was a child and going with my parents when they went to vote. They voted with this style of voting machine. I can still remember the sounds that the machine made as people were voting.
For most of my voting I have always filled in the bubbles on a ballot that was later scanned. No hanging chads for me. I do remember a few times voting with a touch screen, but most of the time it has been a manual process.
What type of voting machine is used where you live? Do you have memories of one of these old voting machines?
Let me know. Perhaps tomorrow I will have a follow-up post to this one sharing some of the results of this informal poll.