This means there is a 'polling period', rather than one polling day as for State Parliamentary elections. Every elector receives their very own postal ballot pack at their enrolled address. You then have around 3 weeks to complete and post your vote back to the returning officer for your council.
When voting, be aware that successful candidates for mayor and deputy mayor must also be elected as councillors to be able to accept the office of mayor or deputy mayor.
During the polling period, keep your eye on the mailbox for your ballot pack, which will look similar to this
Watch this animation about postal voting in Tasmanian local government elections.
Following the announcement of candidates, postal ballot packs are prepared, printed and packed for posting to more than 380,000 electors around Tasmania.
All electors will receive postal ballot packs in their letterboxes approximately two weeks after the announcement of candidates. Delivery is usually over the course of a week.
The postal ballot pack contains:
Electors have around three weeks (including three weekends) to complete their ballot paper and return it so that it can be included in the count.
To have their vote counted electors must: