Preferential Voting in Single Member Electorates - Tasmania
|Parliament which uses Preferential Voting||Legislative Council (Upper House)|
|Name of Preferential Voting system||Partial preferential|
|Ballot paper structure||Single column of candidate names with the party name listed below each candidate. Non-party candidates can request the word "Independent" to be listed below their name.|
|Directions on the Ballot Paper||Number the boxes from 1 to N in order of your choice.
Your vote will not be counted unless you number at least X boxes.
(N = number of candidates, X=number of preferences required under formality rules)
|Casual Vacancies||A writ for a by-election is to be issued within 40 days of a casual vacancy occurring.
However, if the vacancy occurs between 1 January and the issue of writs for the periodic elections in that year
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