Elections are conducted on a 6 year periodic cycle. Elections for 3 members are held in May one year, with elections for 2 members held in May the following year and so on. Each elector may only have one opportunity to vote in Legislative Council elections once every 6 years.
Under section 9 of the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995, the Electoral Commissioner is to publish quarterly Legislative Council enrolment figures.
Periodic Legislative Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May each year, as outlined below:
A great infographic comparing the differences in electing the 2 houses of Parliament in Tasmania.