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Performance standards for Returning Officers

On this page you will find our annual assessments of performance by Returning Officers (ROs) in Great Britain.

Our reports assess how Returning Officers are performing in delivering well-run elections.

Below you can find more information on:

  • the performance standards framework for ROs
  • our reports on performance of ROs

Performance standards for ROs

Our framework supports ROs in delivering a consistent high-quality service for voters and those standing for election.

Performance standards for ROs (PDF)

Reports on performance of ROs

May 2015

Our assessment of ROs performance at the May 2015 polls (PDF)

To request archived reports, please email us.

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