With the resignation of Launceston City Council Mayor Danny Gibson on 15 May 2023, a by-election is required to fill the vacant position of mayor.
The term of office of the elected mayor will be until the completion of the next ordinary election (due to be held September/October 2026).
Every Launceston City Council elector will be sent a personally addressed postal ballot pack at their postal address. They will then have almost 4 weeks to complete and return their vote. The polling period for the Launceston City Council by-election is from Wednesday 14 June to 2pm Tuesday 11 July 2023.
Ballot packs delivered by post
Close of the poll
Counting of ballot papers and progressive results
Detailed election information and procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.
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Derwent Valley Council
Location: Circle Street, New Norfolk
Office hours: 9:00am-4:00pm weekdays
Phone: (03) 6261 8500
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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.