Supplementary guidance designed to help ROs in making a determination about the number of counting agents that should be allowed at their counts.
The EMB has issued supplementary guidance to Returning Officers to help them determine the number of counting agents to be allowed for each candidate at local government by-elections. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities used as count venues may have limited capacities. A number of Returning Officers (ROs) have asked the EMB for some additional guidance on how to determine the number of counting agents permitted to attend counts under current restrictions regarding physical distancing.
This supplementary gudiance is now available for download. Supplementary Guidance on Determining the Number of Counting Agents to be allowed at Local Government By-Elections under COVID-19 conditions