Sentence Examples with the word RETURNING OFFICER

At an election for the whole borough the returning officer is the mayor; at a ward election he is an alderman assigned for that purpose by the council.

The borough was represented by two members in parliament in 1300 and 1311, and then not again till 1640, from which date it returned two members until disfranchised by the act of 1868, the returning officer being the portreeve, who was also the chief magistrate of the borough until its incorporation by charter of 1846.