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These Pictures Show Just How Much Voting Has Changed In The US

As Americans cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, here's a look back at how much voting has changed over the last 100 years of US history.

Posted on November 5, 2018, at 9:42 p.m. ET

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A priest casts his vote among armed men in Arizona, 1906.

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The League of Women Voters registers a group of women to vote in Minnesota, 1923.

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New York City voters in line on election day, circa 1912.

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Members of the Army's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment vote in their armory in New York City, 1916.

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Example of a mid-20th century voting machine that uses a series of levers to record the voter's decisions.

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Women gather behind a banner proclaiming the voting duties of every citizen during a Congress of Industrial Organizations' Political Action Committee sponsored voter registration drive in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1952.

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Eleanor Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park, New York, 1936.

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Voters at a polling station in Pittsburgh, 1950.

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A group of voters lining up outside the polling station in Peachtree, Alabama, a year after the Voting Rights Act was passed, 1966.

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A federal voting examiner registers a man to vote in Birmingham, Alabama, 1966.

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An employee of Podesta Divers, still wearing his diving suit, takes time off from work to vote in San Francisco, California, 1974.

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Citizens voting with a ballot box in the rural village of Burke Hollow, Vermont, 1973.

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People cast their ballots for the mayor of Chicago, 1983.

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Voting in Muscatine, Iowa, 1994.

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An Uncle Sam impersonator in the New York subway urges people to vote in 1992.

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A mother holding her baby votes in Simi Valley, California, 1996.

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Judge Robert Rosenberg of the Broward County Canvassing Board uses a magnifying glass to examine a dimpled chad on a punch card ballot during a vote recount in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 24, 2000.

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US Marines with the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines display their voting materials on Nov. 3, 2004, near Fallujah, Iraq.

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A resident casts her vote on a Sequoia Voting System machine at Fire Station 18 on Nov. 2, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama casts his vote in the 2008 presidential elections with wife Michelle, in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 4, 2008.

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An election official tests an electronic voting machine during public testing of voting equipment at the DC Board of Elections and Ethics on Nov. 1, 2008. in Washington, DC.

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A woman dressed as a suffragette casts her ballot for the midterm elections at the Polk County Election Office on Oct. 8, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A woman votes in the US presidential primary election on June 7, 2016, at the Echo Deep Pool in Los Angeles, California.

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People gather around Times Square to see the early results of the US presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016, in Manhattan, New York.

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A poll station official holds "I Voted" stickers at the Denmark Depot polling precinct on Feb. 20, 2016, in Denmark, South Carolina.


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