12 Electoral officer


For every local authority there must at all times be an electoral officer appointed by the local authority to exercise the powers and carry out the duties conferred on the electoral officer by this Act and any other enactment, in relation to that local authority.


The electoral officer may—


delegate to any person or class of persons any power or duty under this Act or regulations made under this Act (except this power of delegation):


appoint or engage any person or class of persons for the purposes of carrying out any of those powers or duties.


An electoral officer, unless he or she dies, resigns, is dismissed from office, or becomes incapable of acting, remains in office until his or her successor comes into office.