King Island By-election
In accordance with section 44(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 if the office of the Mayor becomes vacant for any reason the Deputy Mayor is to act in office – (a) until the certificate of election for the by-election for that vacancy is issued; or (b) if the vacancy is within 6 months before the notice of the election is to be given, until the certificate of election for that election is issued.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Arnold will act in the office of Mayor.
Section 308(6) of the Act that gives rise to a by-election to fill the vacancy of Mayor, held concurrently with a by-election to fill the vacancy in the office of Councillor.
The agreed dates for the 2019 King Island Council Mayor and Councillor by-elections will be advertised by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission by way of public notice.