Media release – Tasmanian Electoral Commission, 10 January 2022

Legislative Council by-election for Huon to be held in parallel with the 2022 periodic elections.

Following the resignation of Bastian Seidel on Friday 7 January 2022, a by-election is to be held to fill the vacancy in the Legislative Council division of Huon.

Section 66 of the Electoral Act 2004 allows that a by-election triggered between 1 January and the day the writs are issued for the periodic Legislative Council elections, be conducted concurrently with those elections. It is therefore expected that polling day for the divisions of Elwick, Huon and McIntyre will be Saturday 7 May 2022.

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