LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS – OCTOBER 2022
Tasmanian councils are the closest level of government to the community. They are responsible for representing the interests of their communities and delivering local services and infrastructure.
The local government elections give you the opportunity to nominate to become a councillor or elect councillors who you think best represent you. Changes to the legislation earlier this year mean that voting in local government elections is now compulsory.
Council elections occur every four years. There are nine councillors representing ratepayers in the Central Coast area, one of which is the Mayor.
Further information on the 2022 local government elections can be found by clicking on the green buttons below.
Members of the community are invited to attend a forum to hear the views of candidates who are seeking election to the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the Central Coast Council.
The forum will conclude with a light supper where candidates will be available for members of the public to ask questions on a one-on-one basis.
The forum will be held in the Gawler Room at the Ulverstone Civic Centre on Wednesday 28 September 2022, commencing at 6pm and will be chaired by James McCormack.
The Council will live-stream the forum on its YouTube page – the recording will then be available for future viewing via the following link: Candidate Forum – 28 September 2022 – YouTube
If you would like to attend the forum, please RSVP by 4.30pm on Monday 26 September by calling 6429 8900 or emailing [email protected]
INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES
Candidates have been announced for the 2022 Tasmanian local government elections, with 505 individual candidates (319 men, 183 women and 3 other) standing for councillor.
There are 97 councillor candidates also standing for mayor and a further 136 councillor candidates are also standing for deputy mayor.
For the Central Coast Council elections, 27 candidates have been announced, with two standing for mayor and six standing for deputy mayor. The list of candidates can be viewed by clicking on the green button below.Candidates - Central Coast Council
Candidate names are listed in alphabetical order, but they will be rotated on ballot papers. Draws will determine the order of names on the first rotation of ballot papers.
A notice listing all candidates will be placed in Tasmania’s three daily newspapers on Saturday 24 September.
Postal ballot packs will be delivered to electors in the week commencing 3 October 2022.
The poll closes at 2pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022.
For further information, click on the green button below (this will redirect you to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission website).Tasmanian Electoral Commission
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