Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Automatic voting machine, 1954

Both images from The New Wonder Book Cyclopedia of World Knowledge.  (Philadelphia & Toronto: International Press, 1954).

Canada voted yesterday, and we still don't use machines like this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Not meaning to be picky, but I think "Automatic Voting Machine" is a misnomer. It's simply a 'voting machine'.

An 'automatic voting machine' would, by definition, select candidates by means of some process independent of human intervention. That's an idea whose time may come, but we're not there yet.