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The aim of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission is to provide all Tasmanians with a convenient opportunity to exercise their right to vote and to ensure that their votes are counted accurately and transparently.

The Commission undertakes the conduct of elections and referendums, public electoral information programs and more.

2020 Legislative Council elections to be deferred

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures in place to prevent its spread, the Tasmanian Government has taken the decision to defer these elections, with the aim to have polling day in August this year. Read the Attorney-General’s media release here.

The TEC will publish updates when further details become available.

TEC media release, Friday 17 April 2020  
Attorney-General’s media release, Sunday 5 April 2020  

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King Island Council recount

A recount is required to fill a vacancy for councillor on the King Island Council created by the resignation of Deputy Mayor and Councillor Luke Agati.

The TEC has written to eligible candidates not elected at the 2018 election inviting them to participate. The period of consent closed at 12 noon on Monday 27 April 2020.

As ballot papers for the ordinary election had been data entered, a computer calculated result is expected not long after the close.

Result, 12:45pm 27/04/20 [opens in new tab]

2018-19 Annual Report

2018-19 was a year of adaptation and innovation, as the TEC undertook statewide local government elections.

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