Chapter 16 » 16.22
Each area meeting shall appoint a suitable Friend as registering officer for the purpose of these regulations, and, in England and Wales but not in Scotland, to register all marriages that may be solemnised according to the usage of the Society within the area meeting. Area meetings are advised to review their appointments regularly, normally on a triennial basis. The registering officer shall register only such marriages as are solemnised within the limits of the area meeting by which he or she is appointed. On every fresh appointment of a registering officer the area meeting making the appointment shall report to the Recording Clerk without delay, by minute signed by the clerk, the name and address of the newly appointed registering officer. The Recording Clerk is required to certify all such appointments in England and Wales to the Registrar General and, for such appointments in Scotland, to the Registrar General for Scotland.