Scrutineer handbook for the 2020 General Election

Scrutineers play a hugely important role in providing independent assurance to voters that elections are being conducted fairly. This section is designed to provide you with everything you will want to know about being a scrutineer at a parliamentary election.

It is part of a series produced by the Electoral Commission to help people understand how parliamentary elections work.

This is a general guide based on our understanding of the law. If you are unsure about how the rules apply, please ask us.

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