Elections

Elections

The EMB supports and coordinates the work of Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers in delivering major statutory elections across Scotland.  These have included elections to the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Local Government.

The Convener does have a power to issue directions to Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers in relation to their duties around Local Government elections if required.  Where the Convener does not have a legal power of direction the Board has made recommendations to achieve consistency and support adequate contingency planning across the country.