Without discrimination

Allotment machine
Temple-shaped votive stele
162/1 BC.
Marble. Height 0.47 m. From Athens. Gymnasium of Hadrian.
Epigraphic Museum 8984.

The selection of the city officials and the determination of the order of the tribes were carried out in public with the aid of special machines, which bore slots for the insertion of the names of the candidates.
The allotment machines were also provided with a vertical metal tube that ended in a funnel into which special lot spheres were placed.