A recount was required to fill the vacancy on the Tasman Council created by the resignation of Councillor Pam Fenerty.
The TEC has written to eligible candidates not elected at the 2018 election inviting them to participate. The period of consent closed at 12 noon on Monday 19 April 2021.
As ballot papers for the ordinary election had been data entered, a computer calculated result is expected not long after the close.
Result, 1:00pm 19/04/21 [PDF, opens in new tab]
Media release 20/04/21 [opens in new tab]
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 2022.
Uniquely, Tasmanian Local Government elections are conducted by postal ballot - election material (including the ballot paper) is personally mailed directly to each elector.