The redistribution of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania has commenced today.
Australian Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers said that the Tasmanian redistribution is occurring as more than seven years has elapsed since the last federal redistribution in the state.
"The Tasmanian federal redistribution was due to commence in early 2016 but was deferred due to the impending election," Mr Rogers said.
"A determination on 13 November 2014, based on population figures, provided that the House of Representatives entitlement for Tasmania remains unchanged at five members."
An independent Redistribution Committee will be appointed to undertake the redistribution in Tasmania and the Committee will be supported by a small secretariat of staff from the AEC.
The redistribution process provides opportunities for individuals and organisations to propose where the electoral division boundaries could be located, or the name of an electoral division.
Members of the public will be invited to submit their suggestions about the redistribution during November. Guidelines are available to assist people or organisations interested in submitting their suggestions.
Further information about the redistribution can be found at www.aec.gov.au/tas-redistribution.