The convocation sejm was followed by the election sejm, meeting at Wola, outside Warsaw. Any hereditary nobleman could vote in the Election Parliament, if present. Often close to 100,000 nobles came to those sejms.
The nobles from classes voted, following their beliefs, weighing up the options and more often than not, weighing the size of the purse given to them by the various Parties.
After frenetic activity, especially by Augustus, whose banker Berend Lehman allowed him to liberally spend the money on his noble cause, the votes were cast.
The Honourable Interrex, Michał Stefan Radziejowski, called for order from the crowds.
"All the votes have been counted and the opinion of the people remains divided!
After counting and recounting the ballots the outcome of today's vote remains inconclusive!
Augustus of Saxony 13 votes
Prince of Conti 13 votes
Jakub Sobieki 10 votes
The electoral laws dictate that in absence of a clear leader, the vote will be repeated. There will be a week of further deliberation before the next voting day."
The crowd stirred, unhappy for the extension to they stay in Wola, but happy that now a new round of bribes would have to start! They would be going home all the richer due to the new King!