General Manager's Roll
Local Government elections are scheduled to be held in October 2013. In order to have a vote in the Burnie City Council elections, you must be enrolled on either the State electoral roll at an address in Burnie or on the General Manager's roll for the Burnie municipal area.
If you are not eligible to enrol on the State roll, for example if you are not an Australian Citizen, you may be eligible to enrol on the General Manager's roll and vote if you own or occupy property within the Burnie municipality.
A person who is resident in one municipal area and is also an owner or occupier of land in one or more municipal areas, is entitled to enrol and vote in an election in respect of those municipal areas.
A corporate body that owns or occupies any land in the Burnie municipal area is entitled to nominate one person to vote on its behalf at the local government elections.
Individuals or corporate bodies who have previously enrolled on the General Manager's roll are requested to notify the Council if your details have changed since the last local government elections.
Voting in local government elections is not compulsory. However Council would encourage every eligible voter to ensure that they are properly enrolled and have their say in the elections in October by completing and returning their postal ballot.
If you have any questions in relation to the local government elections, please contact Council's Governance Officer, Naomi French, on 6430 5708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about nominating as a candidate for the local government elections? Visit the Local Government Association of Tasmania's website for more information or the Australian Electoral Commission.