Tasmanian election: Liberals hoping to retain majority government as voters head to the polls

Three men vote at a Tasmanian polling station.After five long weeks of vigorous campaigning from 109 candidates across the state, the polls have opened for Tasmanians to decide who they want in power.

Polling places opened at 8:00am at 268 venues around the state, from King Island to Southport.

Premier Will Hodgman is aiming to become only the second Liberal premier to win consecutive majority government.

The Liberals currently hold 15 seats in Tasmania’s 25-seat House of Assembly.

Mr Hodgman will need to win 13 seats to keep his majority, ensuring the party’s legislation can make it through the Lower House.

via Tasmanian election: Liberals hoping to retain majority government as voters head to the polls – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)