MORE than 400 candidates around the state are vying for positions on their local council, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission has announced.
Official nominations for the October local government elections closed at noon today.
According to the commission, more than 80 candidates will be chosen for positions on Northern Tasmanian councils when the elections are held next month.
The full list of candidates will be published in The Examiner on Thursday.
A field of 20 candidates is standing for the Launceston City Council, eight are standing for the Northern Midlands and 13 people have nominated for the Meander Valley Council.
Fifteen people have chosen to stand for the West Tamar Council, 13 for Dorset, 10 for George Town and four for the Flinders Council.
Launceston City Council:
Tony Le Fevre
Albert van Zetten
Mark L Webb
Candidates for deputy mayor: Jeremy Ball, Ian Norton, Frank Nott.
Mayoral contenders: Rosemary Armitage, Ted Sands, Albert van Zetten.
Northern Midlands Council:
Jeffrey Ian Carins
Candidates for deputy mayor: Jeffrey Carins, David Downie.
Mayoral contenders: Kim Polley.
Meander Valley Council:
Candidates for deputy mayor: Pat Frost, Bob Loone.
Mayoral contenders: Bob Richardson, Mark Shelton.
Wayne John Cuthbertson
Candidates for deputy mayor: Steven Arnold, Thomas Ransom, Yvonne Thorne.
Mayoral contenders: Barry Jarvis. Roger McLennan, Peter Partridge.
West Tamar Council:
Candidates for deputy mayor: Peter Kearney, Rick Shegog.
Mayoral contenders: Barry Easther.
George Town Council:
Candidates for deputy mayor: Heather Barwick, Roger Broomhall.
Mayoral contenders: Doug Burt.
Candidates for deputy mayor: Michael Grimshaw, Margaret Wheatley.
Mayoral contenders: Carol Cox.