Top 5 Influential Voting Patents on Election Day

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In honor of election day, check out the most significant voting mechanisms from the past 150 years via the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We’ve narrowed the list down to the top 5 most influential patents of the bunch:

#5 – Patent no. 248,130 (October 11, 1881) – This nifty gadget prevented ballot stuffing:

Voting Aparatus
#4 – Patent no. 628,905 (July 11, 1899) – Issued as a machine that pulled a curtain around the voter:

curtain machine two

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