Tasmanians are being urged to play their part in this historic local government election and ensure they post their ballot papers in time for the 10am Tuesday deadline next week.
“This local government election is historic as it provides Tasmanians for the first time the opportunity to vote for all councillors in their respective council, as well as positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, in the new all-in all-out electoral reforms,” Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said.
“The Greens urge all Tasmanians to seize this opportunity to make these elections further historic by also setting a new record for the highest turn-out in local government elections by ensuring they send in their ballot papers now.”
“Local councils have responsibility for a wide range of areas which impact on our daily quality of life, and all Tasmanians should choose carefully who they are putting in the position to make decisions for them.”
“Lets set a new record for voter turn-out this council election, and ensure that all successful candidates know they must work to represent all the voters in their municipality not just some.”
“Have your say, cast your vote,” Mr Booth said.
The Tasmanian Greens are fielding a total of 20 endorsed candidates across 11 councils: Clarence City Council, Devonport City Council, Dorset Council, Glenorchy City Council, Hobart City Council, Huon Valley Council, Kingborough Council, Launceston City Council, Southern Midlands Council, Waratah/Wynyard Council, and West Coast Council.