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Elections 2020

Ways to Vote at the 2020 Legislative Council Elections

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission provides a number of services to help you have your say in the Huon and Rosevears Legislative Council elections.








Polling day

Vote in person from 8am to 6pm Saturday 1 August 2020 at a polling place near you.

The TEC's electronic roll means you can vote at any polling place in Tasmania.

Find your nearest polling place here or check your newspaper on polling day.


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Unable to vote on polling day?

The TEC has a number of services to help you have your say at Tasmanian elections.

If you are unable to vote on polling day, you must vote early. You can vote in person at a pre-poll centre, or apply for a postal vote .


 New, earlier closing date for all postal vote applications - 4pm Friday 24 July 2020.

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Need assistance at a polling place?

Mobility impaired or sensory sensitive electors –

  • Desktop voting screen at lower height.
  • Car-side voting - on request, the Polling Place Manager can bring ballot material out to your vehicle in the carpark.

Blind and vision impaired electors –
A computer-based system enabling you to vote independently - VI-Vote locations 


Pre-poll voting

 For electors who are:

In Tasmania

and can't vote on polling day

Interstate

Overseas

 

How -

  1. You attend a pre-poll centre
  2. You declare you are unable to attend a polling place on polling day
  3. You record your vote and place it in the ballot box

When -

Weekdays 8:30am - 6:00pm Monday 6 July - Friday 31 July

Where -

Exeter pre-poll centre
Exeter Community Hub
Murray Street

Huntingfield pre-poll centre
Kingborough Family Church
11 Glory Place

Huonville pre-poll centre
Huonville Town Hall
40 Main Road

Launceston pre-poll centre
85a George Street
Launceston

Riverside pre-poll centre
Tailrace Centre
1 Waterfront Drive

Due to state and national restrictions in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus, there is no mobile or interstate voting for these elections.





Postal vote

Postal vote applications have now closed.

 For electors who are:

In Tasmania

Interstate

Overseas

 very slow

How -

  1. You apply for a postal vote
  2. We check your enrolment and send you a ballot pack
  3. You record your vote and post it back

When -

Application

Apply as soon as possible. Remember, postal services can be slow.

The new earlier closing date for all postal vote applications is 4pm Friday 24 July 2020.

 Applications have closed.


Returning your vote

You must record your vote before 6pm on polling day, Saturday 1 August.

We can receive postal ballot papers until 10am Tuesday 11 August.

Apply for a postal vote -

 Applications have closed.

Like ordinary and pre-poll voting, postal voting maintains the secrecy of the vote.



 Services for vision impaired electors

Vi-Vote

The TEC has a computer based system (VI-Vote) to assist vision impaired electors to cast their vote. VI-Vote systems are available here:

Early Voting –
Weekdays 8:30am - 6:00pm Monday 6 July - Friday 31 July:

Huntingfield pre-poll centre
Kingborough Family Church
11 Glory Place

Launceston pre-poll centre
85a George Street
Launceston

On polling day –
8am - 6pm, Saturday 1 August:

Huonville – Huonville Primary School (multipurpose room), 74 Wilmot Road
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Riverside – Riverside High School (gymnasium), 354 West Tamar Highway
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Other assistance

For other assistance, please call 1800 801 701 for options to help you have your say at the 2020 Legislative Council elections.

Related information

Results

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Your Candidates

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Information for Candidates

Handbook and other information...

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Polling Places

Find your nearest polling place on polling day...

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Divisions

The divisions of Huon and Rosevears are scheduled to go to election in 2020...

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Enrolment

Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...
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Coronavirus and the election

Learn what the TEC is doing, and what you can do....

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