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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

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Practical Elections Administration

ISBN13: 9780721917405
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Shaw & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £76.00

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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.

Local Government Law
1. Returning Officers
2. Polling Stations
3. Nominations
4. The Count
5. Appointing Staff
6. Candidates and Agents
7. Dealing with the Media
8. Managing Suppliers and Outsourcing
9. Electoral Integrity
10. Petitions
11. Insurance
12. Postal Voting
13. Finance
14. The Election Timetable
15. Combined Elections
16. Some Concluding Thoughts...