George Town Council
By-Elections 2019

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By-elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill vacancies for Mayor and one Councillor on the George Town Council.
The successful candidate for Mayor will serve until the 2022 ordinary election.
The successful candidate for Councillor will serve until the 2022 ordinary election.

Election calendar


Monday 17 June

Nominations Open


Thursday 20 June

Rolls Close

12 noon

Thursday 27 June

Nominations Close

12 noon

Friday 28 June

Announcement of Nominations


Tuesday 2 July

Ballot material delivered to electors by post


Tuesday 23 July

Close of Polling

Media releases

George Town

Daily Returns

This chart, updated a few times a week, will show the number of votes returned per day, and a cumulative total.

Total electors enrolled: 5,551


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

1 Councillor – 11 candidates

CROSS, TrudiGeorge Town
GIBBONS, Dean RobertGeorge Town
HARRAP, Wendy PatriciaGeorge Town
McCREGHAN, KirstenGeorge Town
ORR, JasonInvermay
PARISH, TimLow Head
PARKES, PeterGeorge Town
POOLEY, BobGeorge Town
SCOTT, Nicole FrancescaGeorge Town
TIERNAN, SeanGeorge Town
WIENER, SvenSwan Point

Mayor – 3 candidates

BARRACLOUGH, ChrisGeorge Town
HARRIS, TimLow Head
KIESER, GregLow Head

Candidate Statements

Each elector receives a ballot pack containing a ballot paper and a booklet which has voting instructions and statements from the candidates.

This online version contains web links where provided by candidates
(pdf booklet opens in a new tab):⤵

Considering standing as a candidate?

  Nominations have closed.

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

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 3 weeks to complete and post your vote back to the returning officer. The polling period for the George Town by-elections is from Tuesday 2 July to 10am Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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Ballot Pack

Between Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 July, keep your eye on the mailbox for your postal ballot pack, which will look 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:

  The rolls for this election have now closed.

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:

  • you own or occupy land in a municipal area different from where you are enrolled on the state electoral roll, or
  • you are the nominated representative of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area.

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

and return it to the General Manager for the Council in which you are enrolling.

  The rolls for this election have now closed.

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.

Related information

Enrolment on the State Roll

Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...

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Vacancies since the 2018 elections

A record of By-elections and Recounts held since...

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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.