Following his announcement to commit to restoring the House of Assembly from 25 to 35 seats, the Premier wrote to the Electoral Commissioner on 3 June 2022, requesting advice on the consequences of revising the existing House of Assembly electoral boundaries from 5 electorates to 7 electorates. The advice from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission is supplied below.
With lower than expected turnouts at the 2021 Legislative Council elections, and reports of some Derwent and Windermere electors attending polling places where Legislative Council ballot papers were not available, the Commission has completed a report on voter participation for these elections, which has been provided to the Legislative Council.
In February 2021, the Government published its final report on a review into the Tasmanian Electoral Act 2004. The Government accepted in principle all recommendations in the Review and following the 2021 State election, drafted legislation to introduce a State-based political donations scheme. During the consultation period in relation to the Electoral Disclosure and Funding Bill 2021 and the Electoral Matters (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021, the TEC lodged a submission.
On 9 June 2018, the government called for public submissions on a Review into the Tasmanian Electoral Act 2004.
The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) lodged a submission to the Review in July 2018 and, following the publication of the Interim Report, lodged a further submission in March 2019.
The TEC supports and values the importance of a review into the Act, particularly given the changes in and around the electoral environment since 2004.
Previous elections, by-elections and recounts are published in the following Parliamentary elections reports.(PDFs, open in new tabs)
A graphic snapshot overview of each type of election, providing a collection of information helpful for the review and ongoing planning of these elections.(PDFs, open in new tabs)
|2021 House of Assembly and
Legislative Council elections
|2020 Legislative Council elections
(updated Friday, 12 November 2021)
|2019 Legislative Council elections||2018 Local Government elections|
|2018 House of Assembly elections||2017-18 Glenorchy City Council elections|
Electoral Act 2004 (opens in new tab)
Independent report on damaged Denison ballot papers:
Media Release - Independent report released (opens in a new tab)
2014 Tasmanian House of Assembly Elections: Review of Impacts of Ballot Paper Damage in the Division of Denison. A report by Dr Kevin Bonham to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.