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Candidate handbook

  Nominations have closed.

This 2021 edition of the candidate handbook is designed to assist intending candidates for Tasmanian House of Assembly elections. Campaigning and nominating requirements inside.






Nomination forms

  Nominations have closed.

Candidates can be nominated in 3 ways:

Nominated by a party

  Party nomination form [PDF, 489KB]

The party nomination form enables a registered party to nominate its candidates for a division. The party nomination form includes two parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  • Part A – Party nomination form to be completed and signed by the registered officer of the party; and
  • Part B – Candidate consent – one is to be completed and signed by each candidate nominated by the party for the division.

Nominated by a group

  Group nomination form [PDF, 621KB]

The group nomination form enables candidate(s) who wish to appear as a group on a House of Assembly ballot paper, to be nominated. The group nomination form includes three parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  • Part A – Group nomination form to be completed and signed by the group co-ordinator; and
  • Part B – Nominator's form to be completed and signed by at least 100 electors enrolled for the division; and
  • Part C – Candidate consent and declaration - one is to be completed and signed by each candidate nominated by the group for the division.

Individual nominations

  Individual nomination form [PDF, 320KB]

The individual nomination form enables you to be nominated as an ungrouped candidate for election to the House of Assembly. The individual nomination form includes two parts, which must be completed and lodged:

  • Part A – Nominators – to be completed and signed by at least 10 electors enrolled for the division; and
  • Part B – Candidate consent and declaration – one is to be completed and signed by the candidate nominated for the division.


How to lodge your nomination

  Nominations have closed.

Nominations can be received after the writ is issued (6pm Tuesday 30 March 2021).

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the nomination form and the $400 deposit are received by the returning officer before the close of nominations 12 noon Wednesday 7 April 2021.

Nominations of candidates being nominated to appear together with the name of a registered political party can be lodged with either the returning officer or the Electoral Commissioner during the nomination period.

Lodgement details

Forms can be lodged 9am-5pm weekdays (closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, open Easter Tuesday) at the below locations unless otherwise specified.

Party, group and individual nominations:

Division:  Bass
Returning Officer:  Jenny Hart
Election Office:  12 Goodman Court, Invermay
Email:  bass@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8751

Division:  Braddon
Returning Officer:  Michael Leyden
Election Office:  12 Goodman Court, Invermay
Satellite Office (for one day only):  Level 1, Harris Building, 49-51 Cattley St, Burnie (10am-2pm Tuesday 6 April only)
Email:  braddon@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8752

Division:  Clark
Returning Officer:  Greg Winton
Election Office:  51 Hopkins St, Moonah
Email:  clark@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8753

Division:  Franklin
Returning Officer:  Graeme Ingram
Election Office:  51 Hopkins St, Moonah
Email:  franklin@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8754

Division:  Lyons
Returning Officer:  Sally Isles
Election Office:  51 Hopkins St, Moonah
Email:  lyons@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8755

Party nominations only:

Electoral Commissioner:  Andrew Hawkey
Office:  Tasmanian Electoral Commission, Level 3, 169 Main Road, Moonah
Email:  ballot.box@tec.tas.gov.au
Phone:  (03) 6208 8700
Free call:  1800 801 701



How to access the Electoral Act 2004 and other legislation

The Electoral Act 2004 and other up-to-date Tasmanian Acts and Regulations can be accessed on-line at Tasmania's legislation online.



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