What is exactly the Election? It's a royal commission that supervised the collection of the tax. It was created during the Ancien Régime. The Election, in the city of Troyes, used to preside in this house (15th century) since 1628, when king of France Louis XIII owned it! Of course, they rebuilt it after the great fire of 1524, for Michel Drouot, a rich merchant and mayor of Troyes, then restored in the 20th century.