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Political donations inquiry

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has established an Inquiry into Political Donations under section 4A of the Inquiries Act.​

The broad based inquiry is part of an election commitment to restore trust and integrity to Government.

Leaving site icon.pngPolitical Donations Inquiry

NTEC submission to political donations inquiry
Application to change registered party name

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC), pursuant to section 169 of the Electoral Act, gives notice of an application to change the name of a registered political party under part 9 of the Act.

Current party name: Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

Proposed party name: Country Liberals Party of the Northern Territory.

The party is registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

A copy of the application and the party's constitution are available for inspection.

PDF.jpgApplication to change registered party name


PDF.jpgParty constitution

An objection to the application must:

- be in writing

- state the grounds of the objection

- state the objector's name and address

- be signed by the objector

- be given to the Commission within 14 days after publication of the notice.

A copy of each objection will be given to the nominated registered officer of the party for comment before a decision is made on the application.

Iain Loganathan

Electoral Commissioner

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Voting ends and counting begins

​VOTING in the 2017 NT Council elections concludes at 6:00 pm on Saturday 26 August. As voting centre doors close, the count begins of primary votes for council Mayors and Presidents, followed by counts for Aldermen and Councillors.

“As the primary counts are finalised, the numbers are posted on the NTEC’s virtual tally room,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Following this, all the votes are transferred to the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs to be rechecked; a process that begins on Monday 28 August.

“The voting system used for council elections is proportional representation, and the count is conducted using computerised vote counting software.

“The quota required to be elected for each count can only be determined after the close of deadline for postal votes at 12noon on Friday 1 September.

“The election will then be declared at 10:00 am on Monday 4 September for relevant council areas in Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine and Alice Springs. This event is open to the public,” Mr Loganathan said.

At the declaration, the candidates or their representatives have the opportunity to speak briefly once the formal announcements have concluded.

For further information about proportional representation vote system go to Vote counting on the NTEC website.

The virtual tally room is on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Vote early

TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections must vote early if they are unable to vote in their council area on election day.

“All early voting centres can issue votes for any council area in the Northern Territory however, on election day, electors can only vote in their council area,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“If Territorians aren’t going to be able to vote in their council area on election day, they should get to an early voting centre this week.

“Early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and Darwin city are open from 8am to 5pm on Thursday 24 August and 8am to 6pm on Friday 25 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

All election information including early and election day voting centre locations, can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au For the most up-to-date information, follow the NTEC on Twitter @NTElecComm and Facebool facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission

 PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Territorians can vote now

​EARLY voting for the 2017 NT Council elections is proving a popular and convenient option for Territorians. Over 11,000 people or 10.5 per cent of eligible electors, have voted so far in the first week of polling at early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and at two locations in Darwin city.

“It’s great to see so many Territorians taking advantage of the convenience of early voting,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Territorians can vote early this Saturday 19 August between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and all next week with voting centres staying open until 6:00 pm on Friday 25 August.

“Around 6,300 votes have been taken so far at early voting centres, over 1,200 votes taken by remote mobile teams and more than 3,500 postal votes have been sent out.

“Voting early means being able to vote at any voting centre whether or not you’re in your council area; that’s very convenient if travelling around the NT or if you know you’ll be away on election day.

“However on election day, Territorians can only vote in their own council area,” Mr Loganathan said.

To ensure your vote is counted, you must number every box on their ballot paper in order of choice starting with one.

Voting centre locations and times are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au or http://bit.ly/EVnt2017

Early voting is a growing trend in Australia with 38 per cent of Territorians voting early in the 2016 Territory election

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Nominations closing soon

​CANDIDATES wishing to nominate for the 2017 NT Council elections must lodge their completed nomination form and candidate photograph at an NTEC office in Darwin and Alice Springs or via nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au, by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August. Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.

“I encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate for the council elections to lodge their nomination with the NTEC well before the deadline on 3 August, to provide time to resolve any issues that may arise with the form,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“The candidate must provide a black and white, full faced, vertical portrait photograph of their head and shoulders. The photograph must be accompanied by the candidate’s name and signature and statement saying the photograph was taken within the last six months.

Nomination forms and a Candidate Handbook are available at ntec.nt.gov.au, at the NTEC offices in Darwin or Alice Springs, or by calling 1800 698 683.

“The nomination form must also include the names, enrolled addresses and signatures of not less than three nominators supporting the nomination. These supporters must be enrolled in the council area for which the candidate is standing,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone considering nominating as a candidate is strongly encouraged to contact Wayne Harlock on 8999 7613 or wayne.harlock@nt.gov.au immediately, to make suitable arrangements to lodge completed nomination forms.

Nomination forms are accepted at the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs as well as via email at nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au.

PDF.jpgMR: Nominations close soon

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue No. 06 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no. 06

MEDIA RELEASE: Electoral roll closes, 5:00 pm Tuesday 25 July 2017

​TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections need to be enrolled for their current address by the close of roll at 5pm on Tuesday 25 July.

“Enrolling or updating your details is easy and can be done online in a few minutes online at ntec.nt.gov.au or alternatively, enrolment forms are available from Australia Post and council offices,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“There are 16 NT councils going to election in August and this gives Territorians the opportunity to have their say about who represents them in their local government area.

 “Information about the elections, including council areas and details about who votes at the 2017 NT Council elections, can be found on the NTEC election website at ntec.nt.gov.au. “Information about candidates running in the elections will also be available on the website after the Declaration of Nominations at 12 noon on Friday 4 August.

“Election day for the 2017 NT Council elections is Saturday 26 August and anyone can vote early from Monday 14 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate in the 2017 NT Council elections must do so by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August when nominations close. More information can be found in the Candidate Handbook available on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au

Stay up-to-date by following the NTEC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission and on Twitter @NTElecComm.

PDF.jpgMR: Electoral roll closes 5:00pm, Tuesday 25 July 2017

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue no.05 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no.05

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Political donations inquiry

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has established an Inquiry into Political Donations under section 4A of the Inquiries Act.​

The broad based inquiry is part of an election commitment to restore trust and integrity to Government.

Leaving site icon.pngPolitical Donations Inquiry

NTEC submission to political donations inquiry
Application to change registered party name

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC), pursuant to section 169 of the Electoral Act, gives notice of an application to change the name of a registered political party under part 9 of the Act.

Current party name: Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

Proposed party name: Country Liberals Party of the Northern Territory.

The party is registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

A copy of the application and the party's constitution are available for inspection.

PDF.jpgApplication to change registered party name


PDF.jpgParty constitution

An objection to the application must:

- be in writing

- state the grounds of the objection

- state the objector's name and address

- be signed by the objector

- be given to the Commission within 14 days after publication of the notice.

A copy of each objection will be given to the nominated registered officer of the party for comment before a decision is made on the application.

Iain Loganathan

Electoral Commissioner

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Voting ends and counting begins

​VOTING in the 2017 NT Council elections concludes at 6:00 pm on Saturday 26 August. As voting centre doors close, the count begins of primary votes for council Mayors and Presidents, followed by counts for Aldermen and Councillors.

“As the primary counts are finalised, the numbers are posted on the NTEC’s virtual tally room,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Following this, all the votes are transferred to the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs to be rechecked; a process that begins on Monday 28 August.

“The voting system used for council elections is proportional representation, and the count is conducted using computerised vote counting software.

“The quota required to be elected for each count can only be determined after the close of deadline for postal votes at 12noon on Friday 1 September.

“The election will then be declared at 10:00 am on Monday 4 September for relevant council areas in Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine and Alice Springs. This event is open to the public,” Mr Loganathan said.

At the declaration, the candidates or their representatives have the opportunity to speak briefly once the formal announcements have concluded.

For further information about proportional representation vote system go to Vote counting on the NTEC website.

The virtual tally room is on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Vote early

TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections must vote early if they are unable to vote in their council area on election day.

“All early voting centres can issue votes for any council area in the Northern Territory however, on election day, electors can only vote in their council area,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“If Territorians aren’t going to be able to vote in their council area on election day, they should get to an early voting centre this week.

“Early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and Darwin city are open from 8am to 5pm on Thursday 24 August and 8am to 6pm on Friday 25 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

All election information including early and election day voting centre locations, can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au For the most up-to-date information, follow the NTEC on Twitter @NTElecComm and Facebool facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission

 PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Territorians can vote now

​EARLY voting for the 2017 NT Council elections is proving a popular and convenient option for Territorians. Over 11,000 people or 10.5 per cent of eligible electors, have voted so far in the first week of polling at early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and at two locations in Darwin city.

“It’s great to see so many Territorians taking advantage of the convenience of early voting,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Territorians can vote early this Saturday 19 August between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and all next week with voting centres staying open until 6:00 pm on Friday 25 August.

“Around 6,300 votes have been taken so far at early voting centres, over 1,200 votes taken by remote mobile teams and more than 3,500 postal votes have been sent out.

“Voting early means being able to vote at any voting centre whether or not you’re in your council area; that’s very convenient if travelling around the NT or if you know you’ll be away on election day.

“However on election day, Territorians can only vote in their own council area,” Mr Loganathan said.

To ensure your vote is counted, you must number every box on their ballot paper in order of choice starting with one.

Voting centre locations and times are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au or http://bit.ly/EVnt2017

Early voting is a growing trend in Australia with 38 per cent of Territorians voting early in the 2016 Territory election

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Nominations closing soon

​CANDIDATES wishing to nominate for the 2017 NT Council elections must lodge their completed nomination form and candidate photograph at an NTEC office in Darwin and Alice Springs or via nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au, by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August. Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.

“I encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate for the council elections to lodge their nomination with the NTEC well before the deadline on 3 August, to provide time to resolve any issues that may arise with the form,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“The candidate must provide a black and white, full faced, vertical portrait photograph of their head and shoulders. The photograph must be accompanied by the candidate’s name and signature and statement saying the photograph was taken within the last six months.

Nomination forms and a Candidate Handbook are available at ntec.nt.gov.au, at the NTEC offices in Darwin or Alice Springs, or by calling 1800 698 683.

“The nomination form must also include the names, enrolled addresses and signatures of not less than three nominators supporting the nomination. These supporters must be enrolled in the council area for which the candidate is standing,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone considering nominating as a candidate is strongly encouraged to contact Wayne Harlock on 8999 7613 or wayne.harlock@nt.gov.au immediately, to make suitable arrangements to lodge completed nomination forms.

Nomination forms are accepted at the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs as well as via email at nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au.

PDF.jpgMR: Nominations close soon

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue No. 06 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no. 06

MEDIA RELEASE: Electoral roll closes, 5:00 pm Tuesday 25 July 2017

​TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections need to be enrolled for their current address by the close of roll at 5pm on Tuesday 25 July.

“Enrolling or updating your details is easy and can be done online in a few minutes online at ntec.nt.gov.au or alternatively, enrolment forms are available from Australia Post and council offices,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“There are 16 NT councils going to election in August and this gives Territorians the opportunity to have their say about who represents them in their local government area.

 “Information about the elections, including council areas and details about who votes at the 2017 NT Council elections, can be found on the NTEC election website at ntec.nt.gov.au. “Information about candidates running in the elections will also be available on the website after the Declaration of Nominations at 12 noon on Friday 4 August.

“Election day for the 2017 NT Council elections is Saturday 26 August and anyone can vote early from Monday 14 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate in the 2017 NT Council elections must do so by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August when nominations close. More information can be found in the Candidate Handbook available on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au

Stay up-to-date by following the NTEC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission and on Twitter @NTElecComm.

PDF.jpgMR: Electoral roll closes 5:00pm, Tuesday 25 July 2017

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue no.05 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no.05

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Political donations inquiry

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has established an Inquiry into Political Donations under section 4A of the Inquiries Act.​

The broad based inquiry is part of an election commitment to restore trust and integrity to Government.

Leaving site icon.pngPolitical Donations Inquiry

NTEC submission to political donations inquiry
Application to change registered party name

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC), pursuant to section 169 of the Electoral Act, gives notice of an application to change the name of a registered political party under part 9 of the Act.

Current party name: Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

Proposed party name: Country Liberals Party of the Northern Territory.

The party is registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

A copy of the application and the party's constitution are available for inspection.

PDF.jpgApplication to change registered party name


PDF.jpgParty constitution

An objection to the application must:

- be in writing

- state the grounds of the objection

- state the objector's name and address

- be signed by the objector

- be given to the Commission within 14 days after publication of the notice.

A copy of each objection will be given to the nominated registered officer of the party for comment before a decision is made on the application.

Iain Loganathan

Electoral Commissioner

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Voting ends and counting begins

​VOTING in the 2017 NT Council elections concludes at 6:00 pm on Saturday 26 August. As voting centre doors close, the count begins of primary votes for council Mayors and Presidents, followed by counts for Aldermen and Councillors.

“As the primary counts are finalised, the numbers are posted on the NTEC’s virtual tally room,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Following this, all the votes are transferred to the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs to be rechecked; a process that begins on Monday 28 August.

“The voting system used for council elections is proportional representation, and the count is conducted using computerised vote counting software.

“The quota required to be elected for each count can only be determined after the close of deadline for postal votes at 12noon on Friday 1 September.

“The election will then be declared at 10:00 am on Monday 4 September for relevant council areas in Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine and Alice Springs. This event is open to the public,” Mr Loganathan said.

At the declaration, the candidates or their representatives have the opportunity to speak briefly once the formal announcements have concluded.

For further information about proportional representation vote system go to Vote counting on the NTEC website.

The virtual tally room is on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Vote early

TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections must vote early if they are unable to vote in their council area on election day.

“All early voting centres can issue votes for any council area in the Northern Territory however, on election day, electors can only vote in their council area,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“If Territorians aren’t going to be able to vote in their council area on election day, they should get to an early voting centre this week.

“Early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and Darwin city are open from 8am to 5pm on Thursday 24 August and 8am to 6pm on Friday 25 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

All election information including early and election day voting centre locations, can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au For the most up-to-date information, follow the NTEC on Twitter @NTElecComm and Facebool facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission

 PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Territorians can vote now

​EARLY voting for the 2017 NT Council elections is proving a popular and convenient option for Territorians. Over 11,000 people or 10.5 per cent of eligible electors, have voted so far in the first week of polling at early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and at two locations in Darwin city.

“It’s great to see so many Territorians taking advantage of the convenience of early voting,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Territorians can vote early this Saturday 19 August between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and all next week with voting centres staying open until 6:00 pm on Friday 25 August.

“Around 6,300 votes have been taken so far at early voting centres, over 1,200 votes taken by remote mobile teams and more than 3,500 postal votes have been sent out.

“Voting early means being able to vote at any voting centre whether or not you’re in your council area; that’s very convenient if travelling around the NT or if you know you’ll be away on election day.

“However on election day, Territorians can only vote in their own council area,” Mr Loganathan said.

To ensure your vote is counted, you must number every box on their ballot paper in order of choice starting with one.

Voting centre locations and times are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au or http://bit.ly/EVnt2017

Early voting is a growing trend in Australia with 38 per cent of Territorians voting early in the 2016 Territory election

PDF square.jpgMedia release

MEDIA RELEASE: Nominations closing soon

​CANDIDATES wishing to nominate for the 2017 NT Council elections must lodge their completed nomination form and candidate photograph at an NTEC office in Darwin and Alice Springs or via nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au, by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August. Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.

“I encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate for the council elections to lodge their nomination with the NTEC well before the deadline on 3 August, to provide time to resolve any issues that may arise with the form,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“The candidate must provide a black and white, full faced, vertical portrait photograph of their head and shoulders. The photograph must be accompanied by the candidate’s name and signature and statement saying the photograph was taken within the last six months.

Nomination forms and a Candidate Handbook are available at ntec.nt.gov.au, at the NTEC offices in Darwin or Alice Springs, or by calling 1800 698 683.

“The nomination form must also include the names, enrolled addresses and signatures of not less than three nominators supporting the nomination. These supporters must be enrolled in the council area for which the candidate is standing,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone considering nominating as a candidate is strongly encouraged to contact Wayne Harlock on 8999 7613 or wayne.harlock@nt.gov.au immediately, to make suitable arrangements to lodge completed nomination forms.

Nomination forms are accepted at the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs as well as via email at nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au.

PDF.jpgMR: Nominations close soon

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue No. 06 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no. 06

MEDIA RELEASE: Electoral roll closes, 5:00 pm Tuesday 25 July 2017

​TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections need to be enrolled for their current address by the close of roll at 5pm on Tuesday 25 July.

“Enrolling or updating your details is easy and can be done online in a few minutes online at ntec.nt.gov.au or alternatively, enrolment forms are available from Australia Post and council offices,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“There are 16 NT councils going to election in August and this gives Territorians the opportunity to have their say about who represents them in their local government area.

 “Information about the elections, including council areas and details about who votes at the 2017 NT Council elections, can be found on the NTEC election website at ntec.nt.gov.au. “Information about candidates running in the elections will also be available on the website after the Declaration of Nominations at 12 noon on Friday 4 August.

“Election day for the 2017 NT Council elections is Saturday 26 August and anyone can vote early from Monday 14 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate in the 2017 NT Council elections must do so by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August when nominations close. More information can be found in the Candidate Handbook available on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au

Stay up-to-date by following the NTEC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission and on Twitter @NTElecComm.

PDF.jpgMR: Electoral roll closes 5:00pm, Tuesday 25 July 2017

2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue no.05 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no.05

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October 23
Political donations inquiry

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has established an Inquiry into Political Donations under section 4A of the Inquiries Act.​

The broad based inquiry is part of an election commitment to restore trust and integrity to Government.

Leaving site icon.pngPolitical Donations Inquiry

September 29
NTEC submission to political donations inquiry
September 28
Application to change registered party name

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC), pursuant to section 169 of the Electoral Act, gives notice of an application to change the name of a registered political party under part 9 of the Act.

Current party name: Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

Proposed party name: Country Liberals Party of the Northern Territory.

The party is registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

A copy of the application and the party's constitution are available for inspection.

PDF.jpgApplication to change registered party name


PDF.jpgParty constitution

An objection to the application must:

- be in writing

- state the grounds of the objection

- state the objector's name and address

- be signed by the objector

- be given to the Commission within 14 days after publication of the notice.

A copy of each objection will be given to the nominated registered officer of the party for comment before a decision is made on the application.

Iain Loganathan

Electoral Commissioner

 

August 26
MEDIA RELEASE: Voting ends and counting begins

​VOTING in the 2017 NT Council elections concludes at 6:00 pm on Saturday 26 August. As voting centre doors close, the count begins of primary votes for council Mayors and Presidents, followed by counts for Aldermen and Councillors.

“As the primary counts are finalised, the numbers are posted on the NTEC’s virtual tally room,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Following this, all the votes are transferred to the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs to be rechecked; a process that begins on Monday 28 August.

“The voting system used for council elections is proportional representation, and the count is conducted using computerised vote counting software.

“The quota required to be elected for each count can only be determined after the close of deadline for postal votes at 12noon on Friday 1 September.

“The election will then be declared at 10:00 am on Monday 4 September for relevant council areas in Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine and Alice Springs. This event is open to the public,” Mr Loganathan said.

At the declaration, the candidates or their representatives have the opportunity to speak briefly once the formal announcements have concluded.

For further information about proportional representation vote system go to Vote counting on the NTEC website.

The virtual tally room is on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

PDF square.jpgMedia release

August 23
MEDIA RELEASE: Vote early

TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections must vote early if they are unable to vote in their council area on election day.

“All early voting centres can issue votes for any council area in the Northern Territory however, on election day, electors can only vote in their council area,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“If Territorians aren’t going to be able to vote in their council area on election day, they should get to an early voting centre this week.

“Early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and Darwin city are open from 8am to 5pm on Thursday 24 August and 8am to 6pm on Friday 25 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

All election information including early and election day voting centre locations, can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au For the most up-to-date information, follow the NTEC on Twitter @NTElecComm and Facebool facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission

 PDF square.jpgMedia release

August 18
MEDIA RELEASE: Territorians can vote now

​EARLY voting for the 2017 NT Council elections is proving a popular and convenient option for Territorians. Over 11,000 people or 10.5 per cent of eligible electors, have voted so far in the first week of polling at early voting centres in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Coolalinga, Casuarina and at two locations in Darwin city.

“It’s great to see so many Territorians taking advantage of the convenience of early voting,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“Territorians can vote early this Saturday 19 August between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and all next week with voting centres staying open until 6:00 pm on Friday 25 August.

“Around 6,300 votes have been taken so far at early voting centres, over 1,200 votes taken by remote mobile teams and more than 3,500 postal votes have been sent out.

“Voting early means being able to vote at any voting centre whether or not you’re in your council area; that’s very convenient if travelling around the NT or if you know you’ll be away on election day.

“However on election day, Territorians can only vote in their own council area,” Mr Loganathan said.

To ensure your vote is counted, you must number every box on their ballot paper in order of choice starting with one.

Voting centre locations and times are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au or http://bit.ly/EVnt2017

Early voting is a growing trend in Australia with 38 per cent of Territorians voting early in the 2016 Territory election

PDF square.jpgMedia release

July 31
MEDIA RELEASE: Nominations closing soon

​CANDIDATES wishing to nominate for the 2017 NT Council elections must lodge their completed nomination form and candidate photograph at an NTEC office in Darwin and Alice Springs or via nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au, by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August. Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted.

“I encourage anyone interested in nominating as a candidate for the council elections to lodge their nomination with the NTEC well before the deadline on 3 August, to provide time to resolve any issues that may arise with the form,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“The candidate must provide a black and white, full faced, vertical portrait photograph of their head and shoulders. The photograph must be accompanied by the candidate’s name and signature and statement saying the photograph was taken within the last six months.

Nomination forms and a Candidate Handbook are available at ntec.nt.gov.au, at the NTEC offices in Darwin or Alice Springs, or by calling 1800 698 683.

“The nomination form must also include the names, enrolled addresses and signatures of not less than three nominators supporting the nomination. These supporters must be enrolled in the council area for which the candidate is standing,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone considering nominating as a candidate is strongly encouraged to contact Wayne Harlock on 8999 7613 or wayne.harlock@nt.gov.au immediately, to make suitable arrangements to lodge completed nomination forms.

Nomination forms are accepted at the NTEC offices in Darwin and Alice Springs as well as via email at nominations.ntec@nt.gov.au.

PDF.jpgMR: Nominations close soon

July 24
2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue No. 06 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact carol.d'allura@nt.gov.au

PDF.jpgIssue no. 06

July 21
MEDIA RELEASE: Electoral roll closes, 5:00 pm Tuesday 25 July 2017

​TERRITORIANS voting in the 2017 NT Council elections need to be enrolled for their current address by the close of roll at 5pm on Tuesday 25 July.

“Enrolling or updating your details is easy and can be done online in a few minutes online at ntec.nt.gov.au or alternatively, enrolment forms are available from Australia Post and council offices,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“There are 16 NT councils going to election in August and this gives Territorians the opportunity to have their say about who represents them in their local government area.

 “Information about the elections, including council areas and details about who votes at the 2017 NT Council elections, can be found on the NTEC election website at ntec.nt.gov.au. “Information about candidates running in the elections will also be available on the website after the Declaration of Nominations at 12 noon on Friday 4 August.

“Election day for the 2017 NT Council elections is Saturday 26 August and anyone can vote early from Monday 14 August,” Mr Loganathan said.

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate in the 2017 NT Council elections must do so by 12 noon on Thursday 3 August when nominations close. More information can be found in the Candidate Handbook available on the NTEC website at ntec.nt.gov.au

Stay up-to-date by following the NTEC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTElectoralCommission and on Twitter @NTElecComm.

PDF.jpgMR: Electoral roll closes 5:00pm, Tuesday 25 July 2017

July 19
2017 NT Council elections newsletter

Issue no.05 of the 2017 NT Council elections newsletter has been published.

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