Usage of Voting Equipment in the 1980 and 2000 Elections

 

Percentage of Counties
Using Technology

Percent of 2000 Population
Covered by Technology

 

1980

2000

1980

2000

Paper Ballots

40.4

12.5

9.8

1.3

Lever Machines

36.4

14.7

43.9

17.8

Punch Card
"VotoMatic"
"DataVote"


17.0
2.9


17.5
1.7


30.0
2.7


30.9
3.5

Optically scanned

0.8

40.2

9.8

27.5

Electronic (DRE)

0.2

8.9

2.3

10.7

Mixed

3.0

4.4

10.4

8.1