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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).
Counting of votes commenced Wednesday 12 July 2023.
Launceston City Council mayoral candidates announced.
Summary of the rate of return of postal votes.
The Local Government Act 1993 was amended prior to the 2022 elections making voting in local government elections compulsory for all electors on the State roll. Read the Minister's media release, 2 June 2022. Failure to vote may incur a fine.
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. For those that require assistance to vote, the TEC's Impartial Assisted Voting service will again be made available.
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
This chart shows the number of ballot paper envelopes returned per day, and a cumulative total.
Returns (final): 40,031
Electors enrolled: 49,025
Response rate (final): 81.65%
Nominations have closed.
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Candidates, printers, publishers, and broadcasters are required to submit an electoral advertising return with the TEC, reporting particulars of election related advertising.
These returns must be returned no later than 45 days after the day on which the certificate of election is issued.
Due date for returns is Monday 28 August 2023.
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