Ballot Urns

LEAVE//REMAIN | 2016 Bank Street Arts members’ exhibition | Tuesday 25th- Sunday 30th October

During Tito’s National Front regime in the former Yugoslavia, two different ballot urns were sometimes used at election time; the first—ornately decorated with flowers and ribbons—was for collecting Tito’s votes, the second—for his opposition—was a bulky tin can. Members of the electorate were given a small, rubber ballot, with which to cast their vote. Many stopped to admire the pretty flowers and the fancy bow; watched closely by officials of the national militia as they dropped in their ball.