Guidance for Returning Officers administering Local Government Elections in England

Verification and Count

This section is intended to help you make decisions about some of the key aspects of delivering the verification and the counting of the votes, such as managing attendance and observation, ensuring security of ballot papers, audit processes and dealing with doubtful ballot papers.  

It provides guidance to support the key decisions you need to make, and highlights recommended approaches to assist you in understanding and discharging your duties, ensuring that there is transparency in the process and enabling you to deliver an accurate result in which voters, candidates and political parties have confidence.

Diweddarwyd ddiwethaf: 19 Rhagfyr 2023