The Return Officer and Counting Officer

The Returning Officer and 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.