Section 8 - Returning Officer

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(1) The Commission shall appoint for each District a returning and two deputy returning officers who shall be referred to as "returning officers".

(2) The returning officers shall-

(a) receive the nominations of candidates;

(b) verify the qualifications and other particulars of candidates;

(c) create or cause to be created platforms for the candidates to present themselves and their programmes to the electorate;

(d) appoint a presiding officer and such number of polling assistants as may be required for each polling station;

(e) keep proper custody of election materials; and

(f) perform such other functions as may be required for the conduct and supervision of District Assembly elections.

(3) The functions in subsection (2) of this section shall be performed by the returning officers under the direct supervision of the Commission.