from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who scrutinises; a person responsible for scrutineering.
- v. to scrutinise; to thoroughly check that an entered car or motorbike, etc, meets the rules.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A scrutinizer; specifically, an examiner of votes, as at an election.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scrutinizes; specifically, one who acts as an examiner of votes, as at an election, etc., to see if they are valid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who examines votes at an election
A scrutineer is a person who observes voting in an election ...
A scrutineer is a person who observes voting in an election
Conservative candidate Rob Davis is acting as a self-appointed scrutineer, meaning he's chosen to keep an eye on voting activities.
First, I took a wee exception to a boisterous 'scrutineer' even if he was just 'joking around' when he was hollering at folks that they had just been 'scrutinized' as they received their ballots (actually made a bit of a fuss about this with the folks running the show because, to my way of thinking, scrutineers should not be saying anything to any voter because it is always possible that their comments could be perceived by some poor soul as being intimidatory).
As Mr Orban and his party control not only parliament but almost every major city, it falls to the media to play the role of scrutineer and political opponent.
Flanked by wry uncle Nick and new scrutineer Karren Brady, here he was, glaring at the latest intake of pathologically immodest ninnies – the girls with their hyperalert rictuses and ironed hair, the boys affecting a steely tousledness borrowed from the suit pages of the Next catalogue.
If they then had to go to scrutineer at a 12-hour count from 10 onwards they'd have been peeling us off the walls when the declarations were made!
Is it possible that the reporter has part of this garbled and is confusing a DRO (district returning officer) with a candidates official (scrutineer)?
From Australia: You can't ask every scrutineer to know the ins and outs of every chip.
Janet Davies ,well she may have been quiet but she was quite a scrutineer and so I am told quite a rebel in her day