Legislative Council elections 2022

Legislative Council election tagline - Your division. Your vote. Your voice.

 These elections are not to be confused with the separate, Australia-wide, Federal election on Saturday 21 May. For information on what you need to do, visit the Australian Electoral Commission website. Go to AEC website

Ways to vote

Saturday 7 May is polling day for the Tasmanian Legislative Council divisions of Elwick, Huon and McIntyre  and voting is compulsory.

Voting options for the Tasmanian Legislative Council elections:

There are also voting options for overseas electors.

Voting in person on polling day

Vote in person from 8am to 6pm Saturday 7 May 2022 at a polling place near you.

The TEC's electronic roll means you can vote at any polling place in the divisions of Elwick, Huon or McIntyre.

Polling place details are available from the link below. Lists of polling places will also be published in the newspaper on polling day.

If you are required to isolate or quarantine on polling day due to COVID, please call 1800 801 701 for voting options.

Isolating with COVID?

Electors in isolation can be authorised by the TEC (call 1800 801 701) to be able to attend a special drive-through polling place. If you can’t get to the special drive-through polling place, you may be able to vote by phone. Call 1800 801 701 for more information.
Phone lines are open:
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 6pm
Polling Day, Saturday 7 May 8am - 6pm.

Voting early options

If you are unable to vote on polling day, you must vote early. You can vote in person at a pre-poll centre in Tasmania or in a capital city interstate. Overseas electors can also vote early (or on polling day) by calling 1800 801 701.  Applications to vote by post have now closed.

Pre-poll voting

  Pre-poll voting locations are closed.

Voting in person at a pre-poll centre.

For electors who are:

In Tasmania

and can't vote on polling day





  1. You attend a pre-poll centre
  2. You declare you are unable to attend a polling place on polling day
  3. You record your vote and place it in the ballot box.


From Monday 11 April to Friday 6 May 2022.

Overseas voting

For electors who are:

In Tasmania




  Overseas electors can apply to vote by post (postal vote applications have closed).

Telephone icon.  If you are unable to vote by post, you can vote by telephone in the last week of early voting, or on polling day.


To vote by phone:
  1. Consider your vote. Review the candidates and decide your preferences. Note candidate names are listed here in alphabetical order, but they will be rotated on ballot papers.
  2. Call the TEC on +61 3 6208 8700 and select the ‘overseas’ option. Have a pen and paper handy.
  3. The phone voting registration team member will check if you’re enrolled to vote in the Elwick, Huon or McIntyre election and that you haven’t already voted. If you are eligible, they will ask you to write down your unique phone voting code.
  4. To help maintain the secrecy of your vote, you will then be transferred to a separate phone voting team who will ask for your unique phone voting code, and then record your preferences on a ballot paper before placing it in a secure ballot box.


Early voting - between 8:30am and 5:30pm, Hobart time, from Monday 2 May to Friday 6 May 2022 (extended until 6pm Friday 6 May).

Polling Day - between 8am and 6pm, Tasmania time, Saturday 7 May 2022.

Postal voting

  Applications have closed.

Voting by post.

For electors who are:

In Tasmania



  very slow. see Overseas voting section.


  1. You apply for a postal vote
  2. We check your enrolment and send you a ballot pack
  3. You record your vote and post it back.


Applications closed 4pm Friday 29 April 2022.

  Applications have closed.

Receiving your voting pack

The Australia Post service standard for delivery of priority mail is 2 business days in Tasmania and 2-4 business days for interstate.

If you haven’t received your pack by Thursday 5 May, you may want to consider voting at one of our 8 pre-poll centres or at a polling place on polling day. Those with difficulty accessing a polling place, can attend a polling place in a vehicle (with or without a postal voting pack) and we can assist you with car-side voting.

Returning your vote

You must record your vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 7 May.

We can receive returned postal votes until 10am Tuesday 17 May.

 Like ordinary and pre-poll voting, postal voting maintains the secrecy of the vote.

Pre-poll voting locations in Tasmania

  Pre-poll voting locations are closed.

If you can't vote on polling day, you can vote early.

 Vision impared voting is provided at some centres. Check location details below for availability.

Pre-poll centres from Monday 11 April

Open 8:30am-5:30pm weekdays commencing Monday 11 April 2022. Please note, all centres will be closed from Friday 15 to Tuesday 19 April for Easter and on Monday 25 April for the Anzac Day public holiday. All Tasmanian pre-poll centres will stay open until 6pm on Friday 6 May.

Locality:  Moonah
Address:  Your Church, 29 Charles St (old Coogans store; recently used as a vaccination centre)
Access:  Car park off Charles St or on foot via 80 Main Rd, Moonah.
 Vision impaired voting service

Locality:  Huntingfield
Address:  Kingborough Family Church, 11 Glory Pl
 Vision impaired voting service

Locality:  Launceston
Address:  58 Charles St
 Vision impaired voting service

Locality:  Deloraine
Address:  Deloraine Community Complex, 8 Alveston Dr

Locality:  Huonville
Address:  Huonville Town Hall, 40 Main St
Access:  Alternative access and car parking via Sale St.

Locality:  Longford
Address:  Longford War Memorial Hall, 55 Wellington St

Locality:  Scottsdale
Address:  St Barnabas' Church Hall, 55 King St

Locality:  St Helens
Address:  Portland Memorial Hall, 39 Cecilia St

Interstate pre-poll voting locations

  Pre-poll voting locations are closed.

Pre-poll centres are available at state and territory electoral commission offices within Australia.

Voting at interstate pre-poll centres will be available after the ballot papers arrive in each office - likely from Wednesday 13 April - see voting status below. These centres will be open during their normal business hours, until Friday 6 May.

Services for vision impaired electors


The TEC has a computer and audio based system (VI-Vote) to assist vision impaired electors to cast their vote. Prior to polling day, VI-Vote is provided for Tasmanian Legislative Council elections at 3 Tasmanian pre-poll centres.
On polling day, VI-Vote will be relocated to:

Locality:  Huonville
Address:  Huonville Primary School, 74 Wilmot Rd

Locality:  Longford
Address:  Longford War Memorial Hall, 55 Wellington St

Locality:  Moonah
Address:  Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Rd

Other voting options

Other options include postal voting or voting in person on or before polling day with assistance. Just ask at the issuing desk on arrival and an electoral official will be pleased to assist. For further information, please call 1800 801 701.

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