ELECTIONS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

  • 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.
  • The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) has advised that the expected date for the close of electoral rolls for the 2022 Tasmanian Local Government Elections is 6pm on Thursday 8 September 2022.

For more information, please visit the following link to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission website 2022 Local government elections Tasmania (tec.tas.gov.au).

 

ABOUT COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Council elections are held every four years and all Councillors, Mayors and Deputy Mayors are elected for four-year terms.

The next Local Government elections are due to be held during September and October 2022 and elections for Tasmania’s 29 Councils will be conducted by full postal ballot. This means that voters do not attend a polling place to vote, like they do for State and Federal elections. Instead, information required to vote is sent directly to each voter’s address, however you must be enrolled to vote to participate in a Local Government Election.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission is responsible for the supervision of Local Government elections. The Electoral Commission appoints returning officers to run the election.

 

WHO CAN VOTE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS?

If you are currently on the Electoral Roll for State and Federal Elections for your address in the Glamorgan Spring Bay Municipal area you are automatically on the Local Government Roll.

To check your enrolment on the Electoral Roll please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au and click on the “Check Enrolment” button. An enrolment form can also be obtained from that website or by calling the AEC on 132 326 or from any post office.

You may also be eligible to enrol on the “General Manager’s Roll” if:

  • you are a resident in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality, but not eligible for the State Electoral Roll (for example, because you are not an Australian Citizen), or
  • you own or occupy land in a municipal area different from where you are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll, or
  • you are the nominated representative of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area.

 

HOW TO ENROL FOR THE GENERAL MANAGER’S ELECTORAL ROLL

To apply to be on the General Manager’s Roll, you need to complete one of the following forms:

 

Completed General Manager’s Enrolment Forms should be returned to Glamorgan Spring Bay Council via: