Electoral Enrolment Form

Information for Voters at Local Government Elections

Am I eligible to vote in Tasmanian local government elections?

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • An owner or occupier of land in the municipal are;
  • Over the age of 18 years;
  • Not serving a term of imprisonment;
  • Not subject to an order under the Mental Health Act 1963

Do I have to enrol?

If you are on the House of Assembly electoral roll in respect of an address within the municipal area in which you wish to cast your vote at a Council election, you are automatically enrolled.

If you are not on the House of Assembly electoral roll in respect of an address which is within the municipal area in which you wish to vote at a Council election, you must fill our a Local Government Electoral Enrolment form in order to be eligible to vote.

The eligibility criteria listed above will apply.

A person who is resident in one municipal area and is also an owner or occupier of land in one or more other municipal areas, is entitled to reenrol and vote in an election in respect of those municipal areas.

Do I have to vote?

No. Voting at council elections is not compulsory

What happens when I send in my enrolment form?

Provided you have met the eligibility requirements, your name will be placed on the electoral roll for the relevant municipal area. At the appropriate time, a postal vote ballot paper will be sent to you.

Will all information appear on the electoral roll?

No. Only your name and address will appear on the electoral roll.

Where can I get more information?

You can get more information from you local Council, or the Tasmanian Electoral Office. You can find the addresses and phone numbers in your local phone book.

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