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.