How were Rabbonim chosen in Shetlach?
Was there an Election (like in Crown Heights), and if so, who were eligible to vote? Was it all men were allowed, or just learned members of the community?
From what I have read. Often there were 2-3 people selected that would decide on a Rav. They would then go and present a K'sav Rabbonus - an official letter requesting that this individual selected should come and be the Rav in their town.