FOI Request Payments for Returning Officers

Request 101001526300

Please provide a breakdown of payments made to returning officers for the following elections:

          - 2014 Independence Referendum
          - 2015 General election
          - 2016 EU referendum
          - 2017 local government elections

Response 16-06-2017

We note some of the polls listed below are referendums and not elections, during a referendum, a Counting Officer is employed not a Returning Officer. However this is taken to be what is meant in this enquiry. All figures quoted are gross amounts.

 

1)  2014 Independence Referendum

 Payment made to the Counting Officer for the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Moray local counting area on Thursday 19 September 2014  

Payment made was £ 3,421

This payment is as per the legislation 'The Scottish Independence Referendum (Chief Counting Officer and Counting Officer Charges and Expenses) Order 2014' publicly available at  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2014/101/contents/made

                 

2) 2015 General election

Payment made to Returning Officer for the UK Parliamentary Election for the Moray constituency  on Thursday 7 May 2015 Payment made was £ 3,422 This payment is as per the legislation 'The Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers’ Charges) Order 2015' publicly available at  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/476/contents/made

 

3) 2016 EU referendum

Payment made to the Counting Officer for the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union in the Moray local counting area on Thursday 23 June 2016 Payment made was £ 3,276 This payment is as per the legislation 'The European Union Referendum (Counting Officers’ and Regional Counting Officers’ Charges) Regulations 2016' publicly available at  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/419/contents/made

 

4) 2017 local government elections

Payment made to the Returning Officer for the Local Government Election for the Moray Council on Thursday 4 May 2015 Payment made was £ 1472.38 Details of this are already publicly available in the FOI Request 101001489678  http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_112606.html

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