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returning officer

(in Britain, Canada, Australia, etc.) an official in charge of conducting an election in a constituency or electoral district, who supervises the counting of votes and announces the results
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The Council's Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Robin Tuddenham, said: "Many of our polling stations are at longestablished locations and a lot of people will be familiar with them."
Adrian Lythgo Acting Returning Officer Dated: 15 June 2015
Cath Whitehead, acting returning officer for the General Election in Darlington said: We would like to issue a sincere apology to David Hodgson, the UKIP candidate, and the 89 voters at Whessoe Parish Hall who placed their votes before the error was spotted and rectified.
Darlington's acting returning officer said the decision had been taken to ensure voters' ballots remained confidential and stressed that Mr Hodgson or other voters "have the right to challenge the outcome".
THE election in Darlington where a Ukip candidate was mistakenly left off ballot papers delivered to a polling station went ahead as normal, the constituency's acting returning officer has said.
Newcastle Council's chief executive, Pat Ritchie, who is acting returning officer for the elections, said: "Our campaign has really paid off with the number of voters overall in the city now increasing significantly.
Yesterday the acting returning officer for the constituency advised that the by election could be called early next month.
During a House of Commons adjournment debate in July, Ms Jones told fellow MPs: "The organisation of the local elections in Warrington this year revealed both an astonishing degree of incompetence on the part of the acting returning officer, Mrs (Diana) Terris, and a disregard for the basic principles of democracy that was frankly breathtaking."
Acting Returning Officer Philip Robinson said an 'urgent review' of electoral registration and postal voting should be carried out before the next elections in 2006.
Yesterday, the acting returning officer for the constituency advised that the by-election could be called early next month.
The acting returning officer, Peter Smith, ordered a full recount at the Festival Hall leisure centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Acting returning officer Amanda Skelton said: "It is vital that anyone who is not registered to vote, but wishes to do so, makes contact with us by April 20.