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

9am
Monday 5 September

Candidate nominations open

6pm
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

From
Monday 3 to Friday 7 October

Postal ballot packs delivered to electors

2pm
Tuesday 25 October

Close of poll




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Considering standing as a candidate?

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



Candidate advertising return FAQs

The Advertising Return is a record of your spending during the campaign, made for transparency. Legislation does not provide for refunds of this expenditure.

Some answers to frequently asked questions and important points regarding recent changes to electoral advertising can be found below.



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Who can vote?

Anyone who is enrolled on the State roll for an address in a municipal area 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, are also 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

Enrolment

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.

Map [PDF, 2.0MB]  
Previous elections

Results of previous elections.
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