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The practicalities of running elections ‘on the ground’ can be far removed from the theoretical viewpoint of legislators. What should the over-stretched and harassed Electoral Administrator do when faced with any one of a hundred common – or seemingly unique – problems?
This new book, written by one of our most experienced election officers, David Monks, Chief Executive (and therefore Returning Officer) of Huntingdonshire District Council – who was responsible for former Prime Minister John Major’s constituency – looks at all aspects of the administration of elections with a view to suggesting best practice in each area and giving practical advice to overcome the sorts of awkward problems that occur at every type of election.
The author has not only called upon his own vast experience but has also consulted widely with colleagues around the country to obtain ideas, suggestions and anecdotes which will help any Electoral Administrator, whether new to the job or long-standing, to resolve virtually any issue that might arise in the days leading up to the poll, as well as on the day itself.
The book provides best practice examples of, and solutions to, real issues facing election officers.