A councillor casual vacancy is usually filled by conducting a recount.
This involves re-examining the ballot papers that elected that councillor, looking for the electors’ next preference.
If the vacancy is for deputy mayor a 2-step process is undertaken:
If the vacancy is for mayor, it is filled by conducting a by-election with 2 ballots - one for councillor and one for mayor.
Further information is available in the "Filling a casual vacancy" [PDF 5.1MB, opens in new tab] section of the candidate information booklet.
A recount was conducted on 14 November 2022, to fill a vacancy for councillor on the Huon Valley Council, following the resignation of Councillor Mike Wilson on 1 November 2022.
Andrew Burgess has been elected as councillor to serve until the 2026 ordinary election.