League of Women Voters members Mrs. Jess Spielholz and Mrs. Frank Calkins receive instructions from Thurston County auditor Wes Leach on the workings of the new voting machine in Olympia, acquired in 1964 to tabulate votes without human intervention. The machine was temporarily installed in a grocery store, to give voters experience using it in advance of the upcoming elections. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum olympiahistory.org.

Daily Olympian photo, 1964, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society