Instructional Voting Machine, 1944
- This facsimile gear-and-lever voting machine was last used in the 1944 presidential election between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey. Small models like this acquainted voters with the workings of the actual machine; the row-and-column ballot of parties and candidates was based upon the graphic design of the blanket or Australian ballot these machines began to displace after the turn of the 20th century. From 1900 through the early 1960s, the gear-and-lever voting machine was promoted as an ideal technology.
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
- Truman, Harry S.
- Dewey, Thomas E.
- Date made
- Physical Description
- red, olive green (overall color)
- overall: 15 in x 14 in x 1 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 35.56 cm x 3.81 cm
- Object Name
- Voting Machine