Local Government Elections - October 2018
All Councillor positions will be up for re-election in October 2018. Make your vote count.
Almost everyone over 18, living, owning or leasing property in a Council area can be eligible to vote.
- You can vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll and are resident in the Council area (you don’t have to own a property).
- You can vote if you are not eligible to be on the State Electoral Roll but are resident in the Council area; or own or manage property in the Council area but are not resident. In these cases you must be on the General Manager's Roll.
To apply to be on the General Manager's Roll, download and complete an:
- owners/occupiers General Manager’s Roll enrolment form; or a
- corporate bodies General Manager’s Roll enrolment form.
Deliver the completed form to Council before Thursday 13 September. Polling is conducted by post from 9 October to 10am Tuesday 30 October.
Standing as a Candidate:
Whetheryou are a resident, property owner or business operator, becoming a Local Government councillor can be the most direct and rewarding wayto contribute toyour local community. Persons intending to nominate as a candidate should ensure that they are eligible to nominate by appropriate enrolment on either the State Electoral Roll or the General Manager’s Roll. Persons eligible to nominate as a candidate for the office of councillor are also eligible to nominate for the office of Mayor or Deputy Mayor. i.e. no previous experience in Local Government is required. The Nomination period for candidates closes at noon on Monday 25 September. Elections are conducted by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC). Information on dates and for those considering standing as a candidate, is available from the TEC https://www.tec.tas.gov.au/Local_Government_Elections/index.html .