Below is an outline of the role and responsibilities of the Returning Officer.
In England every district council is required to appoint an officer of the council to be the Returning Officer for the election of district councillors and for the election of councillors of any parishes within the district. In Aylesbury Vale the Council's Chief Executive is the Returning Officer.
The duties of the Returning Officer are separate from their duties as a local governmnet officer. The Returning Officer is personally liable for the conduct of the election.
Date Updated: 07/01/09