What Happens at Election

Full postal ballots

Tasmanian Local Government elections are conducted by postal ballot. Election material (including the ballot paper) is personally mailed directly to each elector. The elector then has a brief period of time to complete her/his ballot paper before returning their vote in the post (as a postal vote).

For a Full Postal Ballot, every elector is automatically sent a postal ballot pack. This differs from a State or Federal election where an elector needs to apply for a postal vote if they can't go to a polling place on polling day.

Who is to be elected?

Successful candidates for mayor and deputy mayor must be also elected as councillors to be able to accept the office of mayor or deputy mayor.

  Election stages

Related information


Progressive results...

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Information for Candidates

Handbook + other information...

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Your Candidates

Candidates have been announced...

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How to have your say in the local government elections.

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Important Dates

The election calendar - enrolment close, nomination period, polling period...

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Local government areas

Map of Tasmania's local government (municipal) boundaries.
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Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...

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Previous Elections

Results of previous elections.
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