Voting Machine

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    A grand, old-fashioned voting machine at my poling place. Move red lever to the right to close the curtain and enable the levers; move red lever to the left to vote and open the curtains. Sorry -- how have we improved on that?

    j*lewis, Local Poet, donkey.attack, and 49 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. toyfoto 66 months ago | reply

      actually. displaying your vote is expressly prohibited by NY state law.
      So while you can take the picture, you're not allowed to show it to anyone or upload it.

      Not that I heeded that law either.

    2. John C Abell 66 months ago | reply

      @toyfoto. Who says that was my vote? The vote is only registered when the lever is returned, and then the tabs are returned to default. Until then, the voter can pull another tab. Another great attribute of voting with this machine is that you can change your mind over and over and over again ... Just sayin' Your Honor :)

    3. GS Sanchez Photography 66 months ago | reply

      It's all over!! Obama is our new president!

    4. sheeple herder 66 months ago | reply

      I grew up in Westchester County, NY and these are the familiar voting machines I've used since I was able to vote.

      And even before I was able to vote my Grandmother (& Mom) would take me into the booth with them to show me how it all worked. Good memories! I love these old bessies! VERY hard, if not impossible to hack, for you would have to mechanically replicate your 'hack' on literally THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS of machines individually. With electronic voting, you simply introduce rogue code, which then infects all machines.

      Watch this sobering testimony:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEzY2tnwExs

    5. emddudley 66 months ago | reply

      These machines have been used in New York for a long time. I like them. They're easier than pencil and paper.

      Also it is illegal in New York to take a photo or otherwise memorialize the photo booth. Look it up.

      cheese.photoprez.com/2008/10/how-to-photograph-the-electi...

      "New York law prohibits voting booths from being occupied by more than one person. It also prohibits voters from memorializing anything that occurs within the booth and prohibits voters from showing or asking others to show them the contents of a marked ballot. Under these laws, no photography or video recording can occur within the voting booth."

      See also news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081104/ap_en_ot/election_videoing_y...

    6. willow89 66 months ago | reply

      Wow! I have never seen such a voting procedure! Over here, it's still pen and paper!

    7. blueintheburgh 66 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot! We used to vote on these machines in but now use a computer touch screen. Also no cameras where allowed at the voting sites yesterday.

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    8. coxy 66 months ago | reply

      I voted for bitrot, and he commented first.

    9. EstherGoo [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      wow, it looks complicated

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    11. Paula Marina 66 months ago | reply

      When I saw this machine on TV I´ve got scared. Looks very, very complicated.
      I think the people from US should come to Brazil to know our vote system. Is easy, quick and you can trust it !

    12. yeoldeblackhippie 66 months ago | reply

      thats the antiques we have here in ny. great shot ! texas a state with no state tax has computerized voting machines.

    13. b r i a n w o n 66 months ago | reply

      I live in Westchester County too.. mine looked exactly like that. Did you receive a handout stating that your vote would not be counted until Friday? My neighbor received one, but I hadnt.

    14. jon madison 66 months ago | reply

      old school. JEAH!

    15. Lucid Images 66 months ago | reply

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    16. kiltedlibrarian 66 months ago | reply

      Incredible photo of an artifact from a for most of us bygone era. Must be very cool to use, thanks for sharing with all of us.

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