|Parliament which uses Preferential Voting||Legislative Assembly|
|Name of Preferential Voting system||Full preferential|
|Directions on the Ballot Paper||
(2020 Queensland State General Election)
A casual vacancy is filled through a by-election unless the vacancy arises within 3 months before the next dissolution day for the Legislative Assembly (in which case a by-election may, but need not, be conducted.
Within 3 months or more before next quadrennial elections, the vacancy must be filled. Councillor – resolution of Council required to fill either by appointment of runner-up or conduct of a by-election. Mayor – must be filled through by-election any time before quadrennial elections are to be held. Both mayor and councillor vacancies must be filled within 2 months of vacancy.
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