With the election of Kristie Johnston (former Glenorchy City Mayor) and Dean Winter (former Kingborough Mayor) to Parliament, and the resignation of Phil Vickers (former West Coast Mayor) on 30 April, three councils require by-elections for one councillor and one mayor positions each. These by-elections, conducted by postal ballot, will run in parallel on the same timetable.
The term of office of elected mayors and councillors will be until the completion of the next ordinary election (due to be held September/October 2022).
Announcement of nominations
Ballot packs delivered by post
Close of polling
This means there is a 'polling period', rather than one polling day as for State Parliamentary elections. Every elector will be sent their very own postal ballot pack at their postal address. You then have around 4 weeks to complete and post your vote back to the returning officer. The polling period for the by-elections is from Tuesday 22 June to 2pm Tuesday 20 July 2021.
Nominations have closed.
Detailed election information and procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.
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Tasmania is divided into 29 municipal areas, with each area having a governing council consisting of between 7 and 12 councillors. Each council is chaired by a mayor and has a deputy mayor. Elections for Tasmania's 29 councils are conducted by full postal ballot every four years.