Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Voting in the Local Council Election

Did you know that ratepayers do not automatically get to vote at Local Government Elections?

You are automatically entitled to vote if you are registered on the House of Assembly Roll for Franklin, at an address within the Huon Valley Council area. This Roll also includes voting at State Legislative Council and also Federal elections.

New residents, or those who turned 18 since the last election may not yet be registered on the House of Assembly Roll for Franklin. Enrolment is a simple process and forms can be picked up at your local post office.

If you are not registered on the House of Assembly Roll in this area you may still be entitled to vote if you fall into one of the following categories and have completed an application to appear on the General Manager's Roll.

  • If you own property in the Huon Valley but live outside the area or
  • You are ineligible to appear on the House of Assembly Roll - for instance, you may not be an Australian Citizen.

Additionally, Corporate Bodies who own or occupy land within the Huon Valley, are entitled to nominate a person to vote on their behalf.

If you have already filled out an application to appear on the General Manager's Roll you will be automatically listed.

If you have altered your principal place of residence to another Council area and altered your enrolment on the House of Assembly Electoral Roll to that address, but you continue to own or occupy land in the Huon Valley, you are no longer automatically entitled to vote in the Huon Valley.

To be eligible to vote at future Local Government Elections an application must be made to the Council to appear on the General Manager's Roll.

An application form to be enrolled on the General Manager's Roll can be obtained from the Council Offices at 40 Main Street, Huonville or click on one of the following links to download theĀ general enrolment form(773 kb) or theĀ corporate enrolment form(869 kb) Completed forms should be posted to PO BOX 210 Huonville 7109 or delivered to the Council Offices 40 Main Street, Huonville Monday to Friday 8.20am- 5pm.

Any enquiries may be made to the Council during normal office hours on 6264 0300.

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