Publications



2020-21 Annual Report

The 2020-21 year provided two events unique in Tasmanian democratic history: two rounds of periodic Legislative Council elections and a shared polling day for Tasmanian Upper and Lower House elections.


Previous editions 


TEC submission in relation to Electoral Disclosure and Funding Bill 2021

In February 2021, the Government published its final report on a review into the Tasmanian Electoral Act 2004. The Government accepted in principle all recommendations in the Review and following the 2021 State election, drafted legislation to introduce a State-based political donations scheme. During the consultation period in relation to the Electoral Disclosure and Funding Bill 2021 and the Electoral Matters (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021, the TEC lodged a submission.


TEC submissions to Parliamentary Review of the Electoral Act

On 9 June 2018, the government called for public submissions on a Review into the Tasmanian Electoral Act 2004.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) lodged a submission to the Review in July 2018 and, following the publication of the Interim Report, lodged a further submission in March 2019.

The TEC supports and values the importance of a review into the Act, particularly given the changes in and around the electoral environment since 2004.












Analysis of participation at the 2021 Legislative Council elections

With lower than expected turnouts at the 2021 Legislative Council elections, and reports of some Derwent and Windermere electors attending polling places where Legislative Council ballot papers were not available, the Commission has completed a report on voter participation for these elections, which has been provided to the Legislative Council.

Parliamentary Elections Reports

Report on Parliamentary Elections 2015 to 2018

A comprehensive record of Parliamentary elections.

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Previous Parliamentary Election Reports from 1909 to 2014

Previous elections, by-elections and recounts are published in the following Parliamentary elections reports.

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2014 2010 2006 2002 1998 1996 1994 1989
1986 1982 1980 1977 1973 1970 1964 1959
1956 1955 1950 1949 1947 1937 1934 1931
1928 1925 1922 1919 1916 1913 1912 1909

Local Government Election Reports

Comprehensive reports on each election

Presented as a statewide summary and as reports for each of the 29 councils.


Election snapshots












Election snapshots

A graphic snapshot overview of each type of election, providing a collection of information helpful for the review and ongoing planning of these elections.

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2021 House of Assembly and
Legislative Council elections
2020 Legislative Council elections
(updated Friday, 12 November 2021)
2019 Legislative Council elections 2018 Local Government elections
2018 House of Assembly elections 2017-18 Glenorchy City Council elections

Candidate Handbooks

For Printers, Publishers and Broadcasters




Information booklets for Printers, Publishers and Broadcasters

Parliamentary elections -
    Printer's and Publisher's Handbook [PDF, 1.50MB]
    Broadcaster's Handbook [PDF, 260KB]

Local government elections -
    Printer's Handbook [PDF, 4.5MB]
    Publisher's Handbook [PDF, 1.5MB]
    Broadcaster's Handbook [PDF, 2.2MB]

Other Information


The Tasmanian Hare-Clark electoral system

Electoral Act 2004 (opens in new tab)

  TEC Submission to Parliamentary Review of the Electoral Act

  Robson Rotation discussion paper


Independent report on damaged Denison ballot papers:

  Media Release - Independent report released (opens in a new tab)

  2014 Tasmanian House of Assembly Elections: Review of Impacts of Ballot Paper Damage in the Division of Denison. A report by Dr Kevin Bonham to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.

Denison reconstruction spreadsheet in PDF  (opens in a new tab) or Excel format (right click and choose 'save linked file as...').




Previous TEC annual reports

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2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06