Local government elections 2022

Local government election tagline - Make your mark. Vote local.

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Local government elections now compulsory

Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 mean that voting in local government elections is now compulsory for all electors on the State roll.

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The 2022 elections

Elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill councillor, mayor and deputy mayor positions for all 29 local councils statewide. Each council has between 7 and 12 councillors (including a mayor and deputy) who will be elected for a four-year term of office.

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Expected election calendar

Saturday 3 September

Notice of election published

Monday 5 September

Candidate nominations open

Thursday 8 September

Electoral rolls close

12 noon
Monday 19 September

Candidate nominations close

12 noon
Tuesday 20 September

Announcement of nominations

Monday 3 October

Polling opens

Monday 3 to Friday 7 October

Postal ballot packs delivered to electors

Tuesday 25 October

Close of poll

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Considering standing as a candidate?

Head to our candidate information page to learn more about becoming a candidate. There you'll find our candidate handbook, and the relevant forms and requirements regarding campaigning and nominating.

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Who can vote?

Anyone who is enrolled on the State roll for an address in a municipal area is automatically enrolled and is required to vote in that Council election.
Other people who own or occupy land in the municipal area or are the nominated representatives of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area, may also be eligible to enrol, but must lodge an application with the General Manager.

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Tasmania's local government areas

Tasmania has 29 councils, including 6 city councils.

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Who represents you?

Use this simple search tool to learn who currently represents you at each level of government.

Related information


Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...
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Local government areas

Map of Tasmania's local government (municipal) boundaries.

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Previous elections

Results of previous elections.
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