Technicians inspect the city's voting machines, called the 1242 ELECTronic. They follow the general shape and operating characteristics of a mechanical machine, but operate on touch sensitive technology.

The Voting Machines of America

With states and counties making their own decisions about how voters cast their ballots, our nation is a patchwork of opti-scans, levers and touch-screens. A look at some of the technologies voters will face on election day 2008

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