Guidance for Returning Officers administering Local Government Elections in England

Returning Officer

This section of the guidance covers the appointment of the Returning Officer as well as the roles and responsibilities for those appointed to this post.

It also contains guidance on the consequences of the breach of official duty and the legislative powers available to the RO to use in certain circumstances.  

Additionally, this section also contains guidance on the skills and knowledge that is expected to be required of an RO. 

Finally, it provides a detailed list of the relevant legislation that the guidance has been written to reflect, and which an RO should be familiar with. 

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