Definitions for "Presiding Officer"
The Member who presides over a legislative Floor Session. In the Assembly, the presiding officer can be the Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore or any other Assembly Member appointed by the Speaker. In the Senate, the presiding officer can be the President, President pro Tempore, or any other Senator appointed by the President pro Tempore.
The member of the Senate or the House of Representatives whose responsibilities include administering the business of the house, controlling the order of business, referring bills, interpreting rules, and recognizing legislators to speak.
the president or senator currently presiding over legislative proceedings.
In a special court-martial without a military judge, it is the president of the court; in a court-martial with a military judge, the presiding officer is the military judge.
The person responsible for ensuring the conduct of the ballot in polling stations. They have to ensure that ballot boxes are kept secure and are responsible for transferring them safely to the count.
Presiding officer – the presiding officer is ultimately responsible for a polling station. They are responsible for setting up the polling station, supervise polling, maintain discipline and law and order, and ensure secrecy of the ballot. The presiding officer may also assist blind and disabled people and people who cannot read, to cast their vote.