REFERENDUM ACT - 1977 (SMCD 143).

    Section - 2 - Returning Officers.

    (1) The Electoral Commissioner shall appoint a returning officer for each constituency or area as occasion requires.

    (2) A returning officer may with the prior approval of the Electoral Commissioner, appoint a deputy to be known as the deputy returning officer as he thinks necessary.

    (3) Subject to any directions given by the Electoral Commissioner, any powers conferred or any functions imposed by this Decree on a returning officer may be exercised or performed by his deputy and, to the extent that they are authorised in writing so to do by the returning officer, by his assistants.