Definition of presiding officer in English:

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presiding officer

Pronunciation: /prɪzʌɪdɪŋ ˈɒfɪsə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

An official in charge of a polling station at an election.
Example sentences
  • The activist, whose daughter was a presiding officer for one polling station, has strenuously denied any impropriety.
  • The presiding officer at a polling station in whose ballot boxes strange things appeared at the recount, was a tall, imposing, black man.
  • However, presiding officers at the four polling stations expressed optimism that the situation would improve in the course of the day.

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