About Legislative Council
Following the resignation of Dr Vanessa Goodwin on 2 October 2017, a by-election is required for the Legislative Council Division of Pembroke.
Remember, voting in Legislative Council elections is compulsory.
There are fifteen Legislative Council divisions:
On Saturday 5 August 2017, new Legislative Council electoral boundaries came into effect due to the completion of the 2016-17 Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Redistribution process.
New maps and division descriptions
You can learn more about the redistribution and new boundaries here .
Previous Legislative Council Elections
2017 Legislative Council Elections
The Periodic Election Cycle
Elections are conducted on a 6 year periodic cycle. Elections for 3 members are held in May one year, with elections for 2 members held in May the following year and so on. Each elector may only have one opportunity to vote in Legislative Council elections once every 6 years.
Quarterly Enrolment -
Under section 9 of the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995, the Electoral Commissioner is to publish quarterly Legislative Council enrolment figures.
The Periodic Cycle
Periodic Legislative Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May each year, as outlined below:
Electing 2 Houses of Parliament
A great infographic comparing the differences in electing the 2 houses of Parliament in Tasmania.
© Tasmanian Electoral Commission