General Manager’s Roll for Local Government Elections
Local Government elections are held every four years in October (next elections are due in 2022).
Local Government elections are held every four years – the next election is due in 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.
Changes to the legislation earlier this year mean that voting in local government elections is now compulsory for all people enrolled on the State Electoral Roll (Tasmanian House of Assembly Roll). Voting at local government elections is not compulsory for electors on the General Manager’s roll – see below for more information.
If you would like more information on local government elections, including information for potential nominees, please visit the LGAT website.
Who can vote?
Those entitled to vote in the Devonport City Council election are those who are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll (Tasmanian House of Assembly Roll) at an address in the Devonport municipality or those who are enrolled on the General Manager’s Roll for the Devonport municipal area.
Am I eligible for the General Manager’s Roll?
You may be eligible for the General Manager’s Roll if:
- If you are a resident in the Devonport municipality but are not eligible for the State Electoral Roll (eg. you are not an Australian Citizen); or
- You own or occupy land in Devonport but do not live in Devonport (eg. you lease a shop or own a rental property); or
- You are the nominated representative of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in Devonport.
Enrolment on the General Manager’s Roll is not automatic.
If you believe you are eligible for inclusion, please complete the appropriate form (GM Roll – Non-Resident(PDF, 62KB) for those who are not on the State Electoral Roll, but a Devonport resident; or are on the State Electoral Roll, but not for the Devonport municipality, but own or occupy land in Devonport); or GM Roll – Corporate(PDF, 63KB) for those who are the nominated representative of a corporate body owning or occupying land in Devonport).
If you wish to seek further information regarding eligibility prior to completing a form, please contact Council on 6424 0511 or email [email protected]
Where do I submit the enrolment form?
Forms may be mailed to the following address:
The General Manager
Devonport City Council
PO Box 604
Devonport TAS 7310; or
emailed to [email protected]; or
handed to Customer Services at Devonport City Council (Level 2, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport).
If you are eligible for inclusion on the General Manager’s Roll, written confirmation of your inclusion will be provided. You will also be advised in writing if you are not eligible for the Roll.
If you have previously enrolled for the General Manager’s Roll and wish to re-confirm your eligibility, please contact Council on 6424 0511 or email [email protected]
Provision of an impartial assisted voting service for the 2022 local government elections
Following discussions with representatives of Tasmanian blind and vision-impaired electors the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC), with the support of local councils, will be providing impartial assisted voting in each municipal area across Tasmania. Additional information will be provided later in the week on the TEC website – www.tec.tas.gov.au. Bookings can be made from Monday 10 October by calling the TEC (free call) 1800 801 701 or visiting the TEC website.
TEC Media Release Media Release (tec.tas.gov.au)
Easy Read Guide for 2022 Local Government elections
This Easy Read information guide has been developed to make it easier for people to understand why it is important to vote, and how to do it.
This Easy Read guide was initiated by Clarence City Council and funded in partnership with Glenorchy City Council, Hobart City Council, Kingborough Council, Huon Valley Council, 26TEN and the Local Government Association Tasmania (LGAT).
The guide was produced by Speak Out Advocacy Tasmania.
You can download a copy of the guide here or pick up a hard copy at council’s offices or call 6424 0591 to request a copy to be mailed to you.
Impartial Assisted Voting: There will be support available at each council across Tasmania for people who require support to vote. For more information, please visit the Tasmanian Electoral Commission website: www.tec.tas.gov.au/local-government/elections-2022/impartial-assisted-voting.html.