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To: Monorprise
Who is this returning officer

The post of returning officer is an honorary one, and is the Sheriff (ancient honorary title) of a County, or the Chairman of a local Council. The actual duties are carried out by an 'acting returning officer', the Electoral Registration Officer, who is usually the Chief Executive of the local council. The duties are supervised and monitored by the Electoral Commission, which sets performance standards.

43 posted on 05/26/2014 1:05:53 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: Winniesboy

“The post of returning officer is an honorary one, and is the Sheriff (ancient honorary title) of a County, or the Chairman of a local Council. The actual duties are carried out by an ‘acting returning officer’, the Electoral Registration Officer, who is usually the Chief Executive of the local council. The duties are supervised and monitored by the Electoral Commission, which sets performance standards.”

Very interesting, and your comfortable that this ‘sheriff’, ‘Chairman’ or ‘Chief Executive’ of a local Council has no political inclinations whatsoever? I don’t know a lot about British political institutions but I’m not so such i would be as comfortable with the non-corruptibility of such positions as you.

That was a post for an age when men believed in honor and acted accordingly, but that age is sadly coming to a pass where today men(Namely leftist) are increasingly inclined to find their political ends justifying their very much dishonorable means. Are you quite sure this could not take place in Europe among theses ‘officers’ because the system you described to me seems quite filled with potential should theses men not be so honorable today as their ancestors.


47 posted on 05/26/2014 7:56:21 AM PDT by Monorprise
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