About Legislative Council
2017 Legislative Council elections.
In 2017, elections for the Launceston, Murchison and Rumney divisions are scheduled for Saturday 6 May.
Remember, voting in the Legislative Council elections is compulsory.
There are fifteen Legislative Council divisions:
Apsley, Derwent, Elwick, Hobart, Huon, Launceston, Mersey, Montgomery, Murchison, Nelson, Pembroke, Rosevears, Rumney, Western Tiers and Windermere.
Each division is represented by one Member of the Legislative Council
Previous Legislative Council Elections
2016 Legislative Council Elections
The Periodic Election Cycle
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.
Quarterly Enrolment -
Under section 9 of the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995, the Electoral Commissioner is to publish quarterly Legislative Council enrolment figures.
The Periodic Cycle
Periodic Legislative Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May each year, as outlined below:
Electing 2 Houses of Parliament
A great infographic comparing the differences in electing the 2 houses of Parliament in Tasmania.
© Tasmanian Electoral Commission 2016