The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has been requested by the Tasman Council to conduct an elector poll regarding the amalgamation of Tasman and Sorell councils into one council.
Anyone who is enrolled on the State roll for an address in a municipal area, is automatically enrolled for the municipal area as well.
Other people who own or occupy land in the municipal area, or are the nominated representatives of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area, are also eligible to enrol, but must lodge an application with the General Manager.
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 will be conducted by full postal ballot every four years. The next Local Government elections will be held during September and October 2018.
Uniquely, Tasmanian Local Government elections are conducted by postal ballot - election material (including the ballot paper) is personally mailed directly to each elector.