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