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Councils pursue non-voters from 2017 NT Council elections

CITY OF DARWIN AND LITCHFIELD COUNCIL PURSUE NON-VOTERS

The City of Darwin and Litchfield Council have determined to pursue electors who did not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections held on Saturday 26 August. The primary decision to pursue non-voters is to raise council awareness and encourage more voters to participate in the democratic process.

A total of 14,069 electors enrolled in the City of Darwin and 3,603 in the Litchfield Council area who did not vote, will receive an infringement notice in the mail over the coming weeks.

"Electors will have the opportunity to provide a valid and sufficient reason for not voting when they receive the letter," NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

"If a person does not provide a reason as to why they did not vote they can pay the expiation fee of $50.00. If the fee is not paid, the matter may be referred to court with a maximum penalty of $154.00 plus court costs. Payment options are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

"It is compulsory to vote in NT Council elections. The Northern Territory has a disappointing voter participation rate compared to the rest of Australia and it’s important that Territorians take part in the democratic process." he said.

Anyone who receives an infringement notice has until 24 January 2018 to either pay the fine or contact the NTEC with a reason as to why they didn’t vote. More information can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

Small PDF icon.pngMedia release

NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement

The NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement ballot opens Monday 27 November 2017.

More information: ocpe.nt.gov.au

Small PDF icon.pngBulletin No.10

Electoral reform and electronic voting

The NT Government is consulting on the way we vote and the rules for conducting elections for the Legislative Assembly. The voting and election rules are set out in the Electoral Act, the provision of which will be reviewed and amended to implement the reforms.

Territorians have the opportunity to provide feedback on the areas of electoral reform discussed in the consultation discussion paper, or to suggest other changes.​          

Leaving site icon.pngHave your say electoral reform

PDF.jpgConsultation Discussion Paper

PDF.jpgElectronic Voting Information Paper

 

 

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

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Councils pursue non-voters from 2017 NT Council elections

CITY OF DARWIN AND LITCHFIELD COUNCIL PURSUE NON-VOTERS

The City of Darwin and Litchfield Council have determined to pursue electors who did not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections held on Saturday 26 August. The primary decision to pursue non-voters is to raise council awareness and encourage more voters to participate in the democratic process.

A total of 14,069 electors enrolled in the City of Darwin and 3,603 in the Litchfield Council area who did not vote, will receive an infringement notice in the mail over the coming weeks.

"Electors will have the opportunity to provide a valid and sufficient reason for not voting when they receive the letter," NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

"If a person does not provide a reason as to why they did not vote they can pay the expiation fee of $50.00. If the fee is not paid, the matter may be referred to court with a maximum penalty of $154.00 plus court costs. Payment options are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

"It is compulsory to vote in NT Council elections. The Northern Territory has a disappointing voter participation rate compared to the rest of Australia and it’s important that Territorians take part in the democratic process." he said.

Anyone who receives an infringement notice has until 24 January 2018 to either pay the fine or contact the NTEC with a reason as to why they didn’t vote. More information can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

Small PDF icon.pngMedia release

NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement

The NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement ballot opens Monday 27 November 2017.

More information: ocpe.nt.gov.au

Small PDF icon.pngBulletin No.10

Electoral reform and electronic voting

The NT Government is consulting on the way we vote and the rules for conducting elections for the Legislative Assembly. The voting and election rules are set out in the Electoral Act, the provision of which will be reviewed and amended to implement the reforms.

Territorians have the opportunity to provide feedback on the areas of electoral reform discussed in the consultation discussion paper, or to suggest other changes.​          

Leaving site icon.pngHave your say electoral reform

PDF.jpgConsultation Discussion Paper

PDF.jpgElectronic Voting Information Paper

 

 

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

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Councils pursue non-voters from 2017 NT Council elections

CITY OF DARWIN AND LITCHFIELD COUNCIL PURSUE NON-VOTERS

The City of Darwin and Litchfield Council have determined to pursue electors who did not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections held on Saturday 26 August. The primary decision to pursue non-voters is to raise council awareness and encourage more voters to participate in the democratic process.

A total of 14,069 electors enrolled in the City of Darwin and 3,603 in the Litchfield Council area who did not vote, will receive an infringement notice in the mail over the coming weeks.

"Electors will have the opportunity to provide a valid and sufficient reason for not voting when they receive the letter," NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

"If a person does not provide a reason as to why they did not vote they can pay the expiation fee of $50.00. If the fee is not paid, the matter may be referred to court with a maximum penalty of $154.00 plus court costs. Payment options are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

"It is compulsory to vote in NT Council elections. The Northern Territory has a disappointing voter participation rate compared to the rest of Australia and it’s important that Territorians take part in the democratic process." he said.

Anyone who receives an infringement notice has until 24 January 2018 to either pay the fine or contact the NTEC with a reason as to why they didn’t vote. More information can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

Small PDF icon.pngMedia release

NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement

The NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement ballot opens Monday 27 November 2017.

More information: ocpe.nt.gov.au

Small PDF icon.pngBulletin No.10

Electoral reform and electronic voting

The NT Government is consulting on the way we vote and the rules for conducting elections for the Legislative Assembly. The voting and election rules are set out in the Electoral Act, the provision of which will be reviewed and amended to implement the reforms.

Territorians have the opportunity to provide feedback on the areas of electoral reform discussed in the consultation discussion paper, or to suggest other changes.​          

Leaving site icon.pngHave your say electoral reform

PDF.jpgConsultation Discussion Paper

PDF.jpgElectronic Voting Information Paper

 

 

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

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December 14
NTEC comments on discussion paper released by the Inquiry into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the NT
December 08
Councils pursue non-voters from 2017 NT Council elections

CITY OF DARWIN AND LITCHFIELD COUNCIL PURSUE NON-VOTERS

The City of Darwin and Litchfield Council have determined to pursue electors who did not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections held on Saturday 26 August. The primary decision to pursue non-voters is to raise council awareness and encourage more voters to participate in the democratic process.

A total of 14,069 electors enrolled in the City of Darwin and 3,603 in the Litchfield Council area who did not vote, will receive an infringement notice in the mail over the coming weeks.

"Electors will have the opportunity to provide a valid and sufficient reason for not voting when they receive the letter," NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

"If a person does not provide a reason as to why they did not vote they can pay the expiation fee of $50.00. If the fee is not paid, the matter may be referred to court with a maximum penalty of $154.00 plus court costs. Payment options are available at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

"It is compulsory to vote in NT Council elections. The Northern Territory has a disappointing voter participation rate compared to the rest of Australia and it’s important that Territorians take part in the democratic process." he said.

Anyone who receives an infringement notice has until 24 January 2018 to either pay the fine or contact the NTEC with a reason as to why they didn’t vote. More information can be found at www.ntec.nt.gov.au.

 

Small PDF icon.pngMedia release

November 24
NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement

The NTPS 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement ballot opens Monday 27 November 2017.

More information: ocpe.nt.gov.au

Small PDF icon.pngBulletin No.10

November 06
Electoral reform and electronic voting

The NT Government is consulting on the way we vote and the rules for conducting elections for the Legislative Assembly. The voting and election rules are set out in the Electoral Act, the provision of which will be reviewed and amended to implement the reforms.

Territorians have the opportunity to provide feedback on the areas of electoral reform discussed in the consultation discussion paper, or to suggest other changes.​          

Leaving site icon.pngHave your say electoral reform

PDF.jpgConsultation Discussion Paper

PDF.jpgElectronic Voting Information Paper

 

 

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

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