Adenauer, Mende, Lubke and Ollenhauer cast their votes, tellers sort and count the votes.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
MS Voters make their way to a polling station in the German Federal elections to elect the new Lower House / Bundestag. MS Voter going behind screen to vote, pan down to her feet. CU Voting slip being dropped into box, cut-in political posters for SPD / Social Democrats (Willy Brandt), CDU / Christian Democratic Union (Ludwig Erhard) and FDP / Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democrats). (3 shots).
LS Exterior Hotel Wolkenburg being used for polling station. MS Pan, Dr Konrad Adenauer, Chairman of the CDU, arriving to vote. MS Adenauer behind voting screen, pan as he places voting slip in box. CU Adenauer. MS Group of photographers and press reporters. Dr Erich Mende, Chairman of the FDP, voting. MS Federal President Lubke arriving with his wife to vote. MS He places slip in box. MS Erich Ollenhauer, SPD Chairman, and his wife placing slip in box. MS A nun voting.
CU Man's wristwatch showing time to be six o-clock, pan to man closing polling station doors. MS Votes being tipped onto table to be counted. Various shots, tellers opening votes and placing them in correct piles. CU Man inspecting voting sheet and also marking off on score sheet.
Note: Date on original paperwork: September 1961.