With the resignation of Derwent Valley Council Mayor Ben Shaw on 11 December 2021, by-elections are required to fill the vacant positions of mayor and one councillor.
The term of office of the elected mayor and councillor will be until the completion of the next ordinary election (due to be held September/October 2022).
Ballot packs delivered by post
Close of polling
Counting of ballot papers and progressive results
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 Derwent Valley Council by-elections is from Tuesday 25 January to 2pm Tuesday 22 February 2022.
When voting, be aware that the elected mayoral candidate can only accept the position if they are either a current councillor or the newly elected councillor. Learn more
From Thursday 27 January, keep your eye on the mailbox for your postal ballot pack, which will look like this with your council logo.
This chart shows the number of ballot paper envelopes returned per day, and a cumulative total.
Returns (progressive): 3,804
Electors enrolled: 8,159
Response rate (progressive): 46.62%
Nominations have closed.
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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.