MAYRAL  ELECTION

Biranje župana na leto dan

 

 

 

 

What are čivere doing on Mayor's table?

Answer 2 images down

 

The Caucus

Election of Župan is preceded by a brief questions and answers session

 

Also, in preparation for the inauguration of the new Župan...

the wine barrel has to brought into the Loggia

 

Four strong judges/electorates perform that important task

 

 

 

Barrel in the Logia, Election can begin

Beside the barrel of wine, there seems to be also pršut attached

 

 

 

Last voting instructions

 

There are 2 candidates in the race

Votes are marked with "kosir" on a 4-sided baton (called raboš)...

 

... with 2 distinctly different sides assigned to the two candidates

 

The 9 judges (the book says 12) take turn voting

 

All 9 (or 12) votes are entered (carved in the baton)

and the counting begins

 

There was also on the spot recount, but result remains

Don't we wish Florida had these voting machines in 2000!

 

The new Župan...

 

receives the župan's baton (župansku palicu)

from the outgoing Župan

 

Note: this is not the voting baton (raboš)  but the one Župan uses during his term

 

Elected Župan makes brief speech,

then issues his first executive order...

 

... to pour wine in bukalete

 

Then he toasts...

 

 ... and passes bukaleta to old Župan and other judges

 

Election ceremony then continues...

 

...as cheese, pršut and bukaleta pass through the crowd

of good citizens of Hum and their guests