Decision details

Appointment of Deputy Electoral Registration Officers

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To appoint Deputy Electoral Registration Officers to undertake statutory duties on behalf of and in the absence of the Electoral Registration Officer.


The Electoral Services Manager submitted a report which sought members to appoint two Deputy Electoral Registration Officers in line with the Representation of the People Act 1983.


The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) was responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the electoral register. A Deputy ERO may perform and exercise any of the duties and power of the ERO in their absence.

Members noted that the Council currently did not have any appointed Deputy Electoral Registration Officers.


Councillor J Ellis moved the recommendation within the report. Councillor A Smith seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously agreed.




That the Head of Governance and the Electoral Services Manager be appointed, with immediate effect, as statutory Deputy Electoral Registration Officers in accordance with Section 52(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.


Report author: Lindsay Tomlinson

Publication date: 08/03/2018

Date of decision: 07/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2018 - Council

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