Writ of election handed to Returning Officer
Published: Thursday, 4 May, 2017
Acting Returning Officer, David Hagg, received official notification of the general election at 9:45am on Thursday 4 May. The parliamentary writ was hand delivered by Steven Derrick, Special Events Planner for Royal Mail.
The writ is issued, after the dissolution of Parliament, by the Clerk of the Crown to each constituency calling for a general election to take place. Returning Officers receive the writ and have the responsibility of managing the election process, declaring the result following the count on 9 June and returning the writ to the Clerk of the Crown.
David Hagg, Stroud District Council Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer for the Stroud Constituency, said:
"I am pleased to have received the writ which marks the formal start of the election process. I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to exercise their democratic right by voting on 8 June."