Any person wanting to become a candidate for the 2017 NT Council elections must lodge a correctly completed nomination form before the close of nominations on Thursday 3 August 2017.

The declaration of nominations will take place on Friday 4 August 2017 at 12:00 noon in Alice Springs and Darwin. If more candidates are nominated than there are vacancies, an election must be held and the draw for positions on ballot papers then takes place.

Vacancies exist for an elected principle member (all municipal councils and some regional councils) and/or for ‘ordinary’ council members.

Eligibility

 
Nominators

The candidate must be nominated by at least three other persons eligible to vote at the election.

  • If the candidate is standing for principal member or for an ordinary council member position in a council which is not divided into wards, the nominees must be enrolled for an address within the council area.
  • If the candidate is standing for an ordinary council member position in a council which is divided into wards, the nominees must be enrolled for an address within the ward for which the candidate is standing.

Nomination form

Forms can be lodged in person at the NTEC office in Alice Springs or Darwin, by fax (08) 8999 7630 or email nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au.

Photographs

A vertical portrait photograph of your head and shoulders, taken within the last six months, must be submitted with the nomination form. The photograph must be endorsed on the back to certify it was taken in the last six months. If nomination forms are faxed or emailed, your photo should be lodged in person or via email, remembering to provide the endorsement on the back of the photo or with the email.

Deposits

 
Campaign funding and disclosure

There is no legislative provision for funding for local government campaigns and no requirement to disclose campaign expenditure or donations received. 

Scrutineers

Candidates may appoint persons to act as observers on their behalf at a voting centre and/or counting centre. Candidates will need to complete and submit a scrutineer appointment form.

Campaigning

Forms and publications

 

The following publications are available from this site: