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Local Government Elections

Glenorchy City Council election

An election, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to elect 10 Councillors (Aldermen), and a Mayor and Deputy Mayor on the Glenorchy City Council.

Burnie City Council By-elections

Following the resignation of Mayor Anita Dow, by-elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill vacancies for Mayor and one Councillor (Alderman) on the Burnie City Council.

Local government is the third tier of government in Tasmania.

Tasmania is divided into 29 municipal areas, with each area having a governing council consisting of between 7 and 12 councillors. Each council is chaired by a mayor and has a deputy mayor.

Elections for Tasmania's 29 councils will be conducted by full postal ballot every four years. The next Local Government elections will be held during September and October 2018.

Vacancies since 2014 elections -

By-elections and Recounts held to fill vacancies.

2014 Local Government Elections

Map of Tasmania's Local Government Areas

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Local government election reports.

Results and information about Tasmanian local government elections, dating back to 1999.

About Voting at Local Government Elections

Uniquely, Tasmanian Local Government elections are conducted by postal ballot - election material (including the ballot paper) is personally mailed directly to each elector.

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