Ballots contained the "suggestions" of the Nationale Front: a single "unity list" of candidates. Voters could vote either yes or no to the list. Following elections the states invariably reported that approximately 99 per cent of East German citizens had voted in favour of the Nationale Front list. Parliamentary seats were then divvied up among the parties of the Nationale Front, but the SED had the most seats without fail.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the whole concept of the Nationale Front was abandoned and the first and only truly free parliamentary elections in East Germany were held on 18 March 1990 - with the Alliance for Germany (basically a relaunched eastern CDU) winning a majority in the Volkskammer.