returning officer

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Voting
returning officerreˈturning ˌofficer noun [countable] PPVthe official in each town or area of Britain who arranges an election to Parliament and announces the result
Examples from the Corpus
returning officerAs the Lord Mayor Albert was also returning officer on the night and so was the first to see the result.As many as 20 people died in polling-related incidents, and the returning officer was forced to suspend voting in eight stations.But then at 11.10, there was the result being read out, live, by the Torbay returning officer.