Elections

The 2018 Local Government Elections will be held in October 2018.


What does in mean to be a Councillor?

Free Information Sessions - Becoming a Councillor

The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT), in conjunction with the Local Government Division Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmanian Electoral Commission, the Tasmania Audit Office, the Integrity Commission and the Australia Local Government Women's Association (Tas) are running a series of free information sessions for people who are interested in standing at the Local Government elections in October 2018.  The information sessions provide a valuable opportunity for potential candidates to receive information about community expectations and the roles and responsbilities of becoming an elected member.

Session | 6 June 2018 - Tamar Function Centre, West Tamar Riverside - 6 pm - 8 pm

Find out more about the roles and functions of mayors, and councillors, eligibility requirements, the election process, rules around campaigning and how personally enriching helping to shapre your community can be as well as the opportunity to ask questions of current elected members around their role.

Please RSVP with LGAT to ensure your place | Please advise your name, email and phone number to:

Email: reception@lgat.tas.gov.au

P | 03 6233 5966

www.lgat.tas.gov.au 

 

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission have released key dates for the 2018 Election which can be viewed here

 

Do I have to enrol?

Non-Resident

If you are on the House of Assembly electoral roll in respect of an address with the municipal area in which you wish to cast your vote at a Council election, you are automatically enrolled.

If you are not on the House of Assembly electoral roll in respect of an address which is within the municipal area in which you wish to cast your vote at a Council election, you must fill out a Local Government Electoral Enrolment form in order to be eligible to vote.

A person who is resident in one municipal area and is also an owner or occupier of land in one or more other municipal areas, is entitled to vote in an election in respect of those municipal areas. You must fill out a Local Government Electoral Enrolment form in order to be eligible to vote.

All forms are available from the Council Offices or by visiting the Electoral Office of Tasmania Website.

Voting by Corporate Bodies

A corporate body which owns or occupies any land in a municipal area is entitled to nominate one person in any municipal area to vote on its behalf at an election in that municipal area.

Nominations to vote must be done by completing a Local Government Electoral Enrolment Corporate Body form, signed by the nominated person, and lodged with the General Manager.

A corporate body may nominate only one person to vote on its behalf at an election in a municipal area regardless of whether it owns or occupies land in several locations in that municipal area.

All forms are available from the Council Offices or by visiting the Electoral Office of Tasmania Website.