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.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on November 5, 2018, at 9:42 p.m. ET
A priest casts his vote among armed men in Arizona, 1906.
The League of Women Voters registers a group of women to vote in Minnesota, 1923.
New York City voters in line on election day, circa 1912.
Members of the Army's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment vote in their armory in New York City, 1916.
Example of a mid-20th century voting machine that uses a series of levers to record the voter's decisions.
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.
Eleanor Roosevelt votes in Hyde Park, New York, 1936.
Voters at a polling station in Pittsburgh, 1950.
A group of voters lining up outside the polling station in Peachtree, Alabama, a year after the Voting Rights Act was passed, 1966.
A federal voting examiner registers a man to vote in Birmingham, Alabama, 1966.
An employee of Podesta Divers, still wearing his diving suit, takes time off from work to vote in San Francisco, California, 1974.
Citizens voting with a ballot box in the rural village of Burke Hollow, Vermont, 1973.
People cast their ballots for the mayor of Chicago, 1983.
Voting in Muscatine, Iowa, 1994.
An Uncle Sam impersonator in the New York subway urges people to vote in 1992.
A mother holding her baby votes in Simi Valley, California, 1996.
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.
US Marines with the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines display their voting materials on Nov. 3, 2004, near Fallujah, Iraq.
A resident casts her vote on a Sequoia Voting System machine at Fire Station 18 on Nov. 2, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama casts his vote in the 2008 presidential elections with wife Michelle, in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 4, 2008.
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.
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.
A woman votes in the US presidential primary election on June 7, 2016, at the Echo Deep Pool in Los Angeles, California.
People gather around Times Square to see the early results of the US presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016, in Manhattan, New York.
A poll station official holds "I Voted" stickers at the Denmark Depot polling precinct on Feb. 20, 2016, in Denmark, South Carolina.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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