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Image of the Shoup Lever Voting Machine made by Shoup Voting Machines Company. The Shoup machine is a free-standing booth with privacy curtain. It provides a panel of levers that that represent the choices available to the voter. To place vote,…


Women voters would have used this machine to cast their first ballots. First used in the election of 1900, mechanical defects made voting returns inaccurate, and their use was subsequently banned in March of 1901. There was a repeal of this ban in…