Brighton Council
by-elections 2021

Brighton Council logo

 With the resignation of Brighton Council Mayor Tony Foster on 30 June 2021, by-elections are required to fill the vacant positions of mayor and one councillor.

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


Final results for Brighton Council by-elections.

The candidates

Brighton Council candidate statements, photos and web links (where provided).

Ballots returned

Summary of the rate of return of postal votes.


Election calendar

Monday 12 July

Nominations open

Thursday 15 July

Enrolment closes

12 noon 
Thursday 22 July

Nominations close

12 noon 
Friday 23 July

Announcement of nominations  

Tuesday 27 July

Ballot packs delivered by post

Tuesday 24 August

Close of polling

From 9am 
Wednesday 25 August

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 Brighton Council by-elections is from Tuesday 27 July to 2pm Tuesday 24 August 2021.

When voting, be aware that the elected mayoral candidate can only accept the position if they are either a current councillor or the newly elected councillor. Learn more 

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Ballot pack

From Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July, keep your eye on the mailbox for your postal ballot pack, which will look like this with your council logo.  

  If you haven't received your ballot pack by Friday 30 July or have misplaced it, visit and vote at your  council office or contact us the TEC on free call 1800 801 701 for a replacement pack.

Daily returns

This chart shows the number of ballot paper envelopes returned per day, and a cumulative total.

Returns (progressive): 6,647
Electors enrolled: 13,373
Response rate (progressive): 49.70%

Considering standing as a candidate?

  Nominations have closed.

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

Who represents you?

Use this simple search tool to learn who currently represents you at each level of government.

Reporting of electoral advertising

Candidates, printers, publishers, and broadcasters are required to submit an electoral advertising return with the TEC, reporting particulars of election related advertising. Information booklets and forms are available for use.

Council location

The address link below opens the location in Google Maps in a new window.

Brighton Council
Location:  1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach
Office hours: 8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
Phone:  (03) 6268 7000

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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.