The Returning Officer / Counting Officer

The role of the Returning Officer / Counting Officer

The Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr is the Returning Officer for Elections in Edinburgh and the Counting Officer for Referendums.

He is in charge of

  • counting the votes
  • setting up polling places
  • managing the postal voting process
  • providing staff to work at polling stations
  • declaring the results for Elections and the local totals for Referendums.

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