A by-election, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill a vacancy for one councillor on the West Coast Council. This by-election has been triggered by the resignation of Councillor Leigh Styles on 21 December 2021 and it not being possible to carry out a recount due to the exhaustion of unsuccessful candidates from the 2018 election.
The term of office of the elected councillor will be until the completion of the next ordinary election (due to be held September/October 2022).
Ballot packs delivered by post
Close of polling
Counting of ballot papers and progressive results
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 West Coast Council by-election is from Tuesday 25 January to 2pm Tuesday 22 February 2022.
From Thursday 27 January, keep your eye on the mailbox for your postal ballot pack, which will look like this with your council logo.
This chart shows the number of ballot paper envelopes returned per day, and a cumulative total.
Returns (progressive): 1,573
Electors enrolled: 3,019
Response rate (progressive): 52.10%
Nominations have closed.
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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.