By-elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill vacancies for Mayor and one Councillor on the King Island Council.
The successful candidate for Mayor will serve until the 2022 ordinary election.
The successful candidate for Councillor will serve until the 2022 ordinary election.
Announcement of Nominations
Ballot material delivered to electors by post
Close of Polling
Candidate names are listed below in alphabetical order, but they will be rotated on ballot papers.
1 Councillor – 5 candidates
Mayor – 1 candidate (no ballot required)
Nominations have closed.
Detailed election information and procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.
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 3 weeks to complete and post your vote back to the returning officer. The polling period for the King Island by-elections is from Wednesday 13 March to 10am Tuesday 9 April 2019.
If you haven’t received your ballot pack by Friday 15 March, please request a new pack. Visit the King Island Council office for quick access to a replacement pack, or call us and we will mail one out to you.
Hurry, we must receive your vote by 10am Tuesday 9 April.
Are you on the State electoral roll?
If you are currently on the electoral roll, you are automatically on the Local Government roll for the municipal area (council) in which your enrolled address is located.
If you are eligible to be on the state electoral roll but are not correctly enrolled, you can:
To be enrolled correctly for the 2019 King Island by-elections we need to have received your completed enrolment form before 6pm Monday 4 March 2019.
What if I have a shack or a shop—or if I’m not an Australian citizen?
You are also eligible to be on the Local Government roll if:
To enrol under these special provisions you need to complete the appropriate enrolment form:
To be enrolled under these special provisions for the King Island by-elections you need to ensure that the General Manager for the Council in which you are enrolling has your completed enrolment form before 6pm Monday 4 March 2019.
Candidates, printers, publishers, and broadcasters are required to submit an electoral advertising return with the TEC, reporting particulars of election related advertising. Information booklets and forms are available for use.
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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.