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Elections

We support and coordinate the work of returning officers and electoral registration officers in delivering major statutory elections across Scotland, including elections to

  • European Parliament
  • UK Parliament
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Scottish local government.

Powers of the Electoral Management Board of Scotland

The convener has 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.