The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) is undertaking new additional measures to ensure electors have access to the voting process and to maintain the integrity of the 2020 Legislative Council elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New extended election timetable
- Close of the roll: 6pm Wednesday 15 April
- Nomination period closing: noon Thursday 23 April
- Announcement of candidates: noon Friday 24 April
- Polling day: 8am-6pm Saturday 30 May
The new timetable allows for a longer pre-poll period of five weeks in an attempt to provide greater elector access and reduce the concentration of electors in polling places.
Mail out to current Huon and Rosevears electors
The TEC will mail every current Huon and Rosevears elector an information pack regarding their possible entitlement to vote by post. An elector can apply for a postal vote if they expect to be unable to attend a polling place on polling day, Saturday 30 May.
Mobile polling services will not be provided
The TEC will not be providing mobile polling services to aged care homes for these elections. Along with the information pack mail out, additional postal vote applications will be made available to aged care homes within the Huon and Rosevears divisions to ensure engagement with electors within these facilities.
More information about these elections can be found on the TEC website.