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  King Island councillor vacancy nominations closed at 12 noon, Monday 26 September 2022.


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King Island councillor vacancy

In accordance with section 274(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, nominations are called for one unfilled vacancy on King Island Council.

This vacancy has arisen because eight nominations were received for nine positions on the Council by the close of nominations for the 2022 local government elections. The initial eight candidates have been declared duly elected.

Following closure of this extended nomination period for King Island, should a ballot be required, it will be included with the mayor and deputy mayor ballots on the same timetable as the 2022 local government elections.

Media release, 19 September 2022 


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Candidate handbook

The handbook contains election information and details on procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.

If you would like a hard copy of the handbook, copies are available from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) office, 169 Main Road, Moonah, also at your local council office

Alternatively, call the TEC on 1800 801 701 and we will post one to you.


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Nomination

 King Island councillor vacancy only.

 Nominations closed at 12 noon, Monday 26 September 2022.

For details about lodging your nomination form, see the  "How to lodge your nomination form" section below.

Candidate statements and photos are to be submitted using the online candidate statement form

  The King Island Council nomination period is now open and nominations must be received by 12 noon Monday 26 September 2022.




How to lodge your King Island councillor nomination form

 Nominations closed at 12 noon, Monday 26 September 2022.

Completed forms must be lodged personally, emailed, faxed or posted so as to be received by the returning officer or the appointed electoral officer at the council before 12 noon on Monday 26 September 2022. It is advisable to lodge your nomination form as early as possible to enable any problems to be rectified before nominations close. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

Our preferred method for lodging the form is by email:  nominations@tec.tas.gov.au

Alternatively, find lodgement locations, postal addresses, fax numbers and other details by selecting your council below.

King Island

King Island Council elections

Returning officer:  Jenny Hart
Election office:  12 Goodman Court, Invermay
Postal address: PO Box 690, Launceston TAS 7250
Office hours: 9am-5pm weekdays
Email (queries only):  lg@tec.tas.gov.au
Email (nomination lodgement):  nominations@tec.tas.gov.au
Fax:  6208 8791
Phone:  (03) 6208 8770

Electoral officers:  Leah Martin and Annie Brooks
Council office 1:  King Island Council, 10 George St, Currie
Office 1 hours: 8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
Phone:  (03) 6462 9000

Positions going to election

Elections will be held to fill 1 Mayor, 1 Deputy Mayor (Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor for Hobart City Council) and Councillor positions as shown below:

Municipal area

Councillors

Break O’Day
9
Brighton
9
Burnie City
9
Central Coast
9
Central Highlands
9
Circular Head
9
Clarence City
12
Derwent Valley
8
Devonport City
9
Dorset
9
Flinders
7
George Town
9
Glamorgan-Spring Bay
8
Glenorchy City
10
Hobart City
12
Municipal area

Councillors

Huon Valley
9
Kentish
9
Kingborough
10
King Island
9
Latrobe
9
Launceston City
12
Meander Valley
9
Northern Midlands
9
Sorell
9
Southern Midlands
7
Tasman
7
Waratah-Wynyard
8
West Coast
9
West Tamar
9


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Online learning for Candidates

The Office of Local Government and the Local Government Association of Tasmania are providing online learning modules and other information for those considering standing as a candidate.



Candidate advertising expenditure return

The Advertising Return is the compulsory recording and lodgement of your election spending during the campaign. Legislation does not provide for refunds of this expenditure.

The Advertising Return form can be downloaded here.

 

Where groups of candidates are campaigning together and advertising jointly, please be aware that all candidates involved are required to declare the full total time and space and expense of any advertisements, in their electoral advertising returns. Please refer to page 18 of the Information for Candidates booklet for more information.

Some answers to frequently asked questions are available below.

 



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How to access the Local Government Act 1993 and other legislation

The Local Government Act 1993 and other up-to-date Tasmanian Acts and Regulations can be accessed at Tasmania's consolidated legislation online.

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