Like those Russian nesting dolls, there are actually four boxes: 1. Outer cardboard shipping box. 2. Inner cardboard storage box. 3. Large plastic ballot box, including bracket suitable for holding a US-letter-sized sign (landscape orientation). 4. Small plastic ballot box. All the empty space is filled with loose paper and other dunnage so things do not rattle around. Glenn also included a couple of small combination locks used for securing the boxes' lids. I reset the locks to the default 000 combination in the hope that they'll still be usable when we next need them.
This afternoon, I rearranged my storage locker to make room for this box o' boxes. I have advised next year's Westercon and the 2011 Worldcon that ballot boxes are handled, as long as we don't forget that they're stored in a closet in Fremont, California. I expect to drive to Westercon next year and Worldcon the year after that, so I should be able to bring the appropriate box to each convention. Aussiecon Four can fend for itself -- paying to ship an empty box across the Pacific isn't a good use of resources.