April 2020

Ballot box – elections 1990

At the beginning of April 1990, adult citizens of Slovenia cast their votes at ballot boxes bearing the coat-of-arms of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia.

In the first democratic multi-party elections since World War II, representatives were still elected to the old organs of authority. They were elected from among both members of the newly formed parties and members of socio-political organizations - the former holders of power. Slovenia re-discovered multi-party politics, intense electoral campaigns and eagerly awaiting results.

Different types of ballot boxes, especially from the socialist period, are on display in the National Museum of Contemporary History open depots in Pivka, which are unfortunately also closed until further notice.