"I no not have the answers to your questions. From the picture and the description, it looks like a voting box. The ones I have seen in the past were made entirely of wood, however, who knows what another manufacturer may have done. Or, I may be…"
"Yep. Sounds like a voting box. Into the large opening are put marble like balls, black and white. They are quite a bit different in size (usually the white ones are 1/2 again as large as the black.). If someone has petitioned the organization to…"
"I am almost sure it is a voting box. Does it have a drawer that pulls out or is there access to items that might be put in the "slot" on the side? If so, that is what it is. If you need more detail, let me know and I'll explain how…"