West Coast Council
by-election 2022



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 A by-election, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill a vacancy for one councillor on the West Coast Council. This by-election has been triggered by the resignation of Councillor Leigh Styles on 21 December 2021 and it not being possible to carry out a recount due to the exhaustion of unsuccessful candidates from the 2018 election.

The term of office of the elected councillor will be until the completion of the next ordinary election (due to be held September/October 2022).

2022
West Coast
Council
By-election




Election calendar

9am 
Monday 10 January

Nominations open

6pm 
Thursday 13 January

Enrolment closes

12 noon 
Thursday 20 January

Nominations close

12 noon 
Friday 21 January

Announcement of nominations  

From 
Thursday 27 January

Ballot packs delivered by post

2pm 
Tuesday 22 February

Close of polling

From 9am 
Wednesday 23 February

Counting of ballot papers and progressive results


Voting at local government elections

Local government elections in Tasmania are a full postal ballot.

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 West Coast Council by-election is from Tuesday 25 January to 2pm Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Considering standing as a candidate?

  Nominations have closed.

Detailed election information and procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.



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What is local government?

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.