Monday, October 6, 2014

All the candidates and more

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published a booklet containing statements from each of the candidates contesting this month's council election. A printed copy of the booklet will be sent to each voter in their ballot pack next week, but an electronic version is available for downloading from the TEC website now.

The booklet also contains the following information:

This year, for the first time, the entire Derwent Valley Council is being elected for a four-year term. The mayor, deputy mayor and councillors you elect will all serve until 2018.

Successful candidates for mayor and deputy mayor must be also elected as councillors to be able to accept the office of mayor or deputy mayor.
There are three elections being held for the Derwent Valley Council:
• Eight Councillors – 19 candidates
• Mayor – five candidates
• Deputy Mayor – seven candidates

As well as the printed booklet of candidate statements, your postal ballot pack contains:
• Two sheets of ballot papers (one for councillor positions, the other for mayor and deputy mayor positions)
• A ballot paper envelope
• A reply paid envelope