In various parliamentary systems, a Returning Officer is responsible for overseeing elections in one or more constituencies. An election is a Decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold formal office
In England and Wales the post of Returning Officer is an honorary one, held by the High Sheriff of the county, and in practice the job is delegated to an Acting Returning Officer, who is usually a senior officer in the local authority. History The Roman occupation of Britain was the first period in which the area of present-day England and Wales was administered as a single unit (with the exception The High Sheriff is or was a law enforcement position in Anglosphere countries A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. Returning Officers in the United Kingdom normally announce the results in the following manner:
In Australia a returning officer is an employee of the Australian Electoral Commission who heads the local divisional office full-time, and oversees elections in their division. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Australian Electoral Commission, or the AEC is the federal government agency in charge of organising and supervising federal elections and referendums
In the Republic of Ireland, the post of Returning Officer in Dublin is held by the City Sheriff, and in other constituencies by the City or County Manager — the chief administrative officer of the local authority. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland.
In Hong Kong, the returning officer is usually a judge. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
Germany has a Federal Returning Officer. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. In Germany, the Federal Returning Officer ("Bundeswahlleiter" is the Returning Officer responsible for overseeing elections.