Oct. 21, 1968: In our archive library we found dozens of photographs in a folder labeled “Voting Machines.” As you cast your ballot on this election day, we decided to show you two of the photographs to set the contrast: one from 1968 and the other one from 1936 (below). “Machine Easy to Use” read the headline in the Post-Gazette. “A voter is pulling levers for Hubert Humphrey and Joseph Clark on voting machine.”
These machines were introduced before the 1968 election. On November 5, the GOP nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey.