§ 26. Except as herein provided the duties of returning officer at Parliamentary elections (other than a university election) shall be discharged by the registration officer as acting returning officer, and the acting returning officer shall have all the powers, duties, and liabilities of the returning officer under any enactments relating to Parliamentary elections (including the power of appointing deputies), and those enactments (including this Act) shall have effect accordingly.
§ Amendment made: After the word "duties" ["duties and liabilities"], insert the word "rights." —[Sir G. Cave.]