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Stand for Council - Are you able to stand for Council

Rules for standing for council election by Dr Katrena Stephenson CEO Local Government Association Tasmania

You need to be certain you are eligible to stand for council.

The Local Government Act 1993 lays out the criteria candidates must meet.

Simply put you must:

  • Be enrolled to vote in the council area
  • Live in Tasmania
  • Not be a councillor in another council
  • Not be an employee of the council you are standing for
  • Not be bankrupt, in prison, or be under certain Mental Health or Guardianship Orders
  • You can't have been previously barred from nominating or have been removed from office

 Look at the detail carefully in Section 270  of the Local Government Act 1993 as well as read all the Sections that are within Part 15, Division 4 of this Act.

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For further information visit TEC Local Government Elections.

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