The Electoral Management Board for Scotland (EMB) has a key role in delivering electoral events in Scotland.
Returning Officers (ROs) and Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) drawn from across the country lead and support their colleagues to coordinate elections and referendums, so that they produce results in which the voter can have full confidence.
The Convener of the Board has responsibility to oversee elections in Scotland with specific powers to co-ordinate Scottsh Local Government and Scottish Parliament Elections. The Convener has power to make directions to Returning Officers and Electoral Registration Officers about how they carry out their roles, ensuring consistency and promoting adequate constingency.
This website explains and updates on the current work of the Board, holds records of previous meetings and gives information about the members of the Board and its advisers.