Central Highlands Council
By-Election 2016


Tuesday 15 March

Nominations Open


Thursday 17 March

Rolls Close

12 noon

Thursday 31 March

Nominations Close

12 noon

Friday 1 April

Announcement of Nominations


Tuesday 19 April

Close of Polling

Polling Period:

Tuesday 5 April to 10am Tuesday 19 April

  Printable calendar


RESULT (abstract of the count)


Councillor - 3 candidates

ALLCOCK, Keith Bothwell
DONAGHY, Tony Ellendale

Candidate names are listed above in alphabetical order, but they will be rotated on ballot papers.

Candidate Statements

Each elector receives a ballot pack containing ballot paper/s and a booklet which has voting instructions and statements from the candidates for that Council.

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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 2 weeks to complete and post your vote back to the returning officer. In 2016 the Central Highland by-election polling period is between Tuesday 5 April to 10am Tuesday 19 April.

  If you are outside of Tasmania during the polling period, you may apply for an express vote.

 Between 6th and 8th April, keep your eye on the mailbox for your ballot pack, which will look like this:

Who can vote in local government elections?

Are you on the State electoral roll?

If you are currently on the electoral roll, you are automatically on the Local Government roll for the municipal area (council) in which your enrolled address is located.

If you are eligible to be on the state electoral roll but are not correctly enrolled, you can:

To be enrolled correctly for the 2016 Central Highlands by-election we need to have received your completed enrolment form before 6pm Thursday 17 March 2016.

What if I have a shack or a shop—or if I’m not an Australian citizen?

You are also eligible to be on the Local Government roll if:

To enrol under these special provisions you need to complete the appropriate enrolment form:

To be enrolled under these special provisions for the Central Highlands by-election you need to ensure that the General Manager for the Council in which you are enrolling has your completed enrolment form before 6pm Thursday 17 March 2016.

Candidate Handbook

If you would like a hard copy of the Candidate Information Booklet, please call the TEC on 1800 801 701 and we will post one to you.

link to2014 LG candidate handbook

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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.