Adults and community groups
The NT Electoral Commission (NTEC) offers education programs, customised presentations and information sessions, as well as resources to government agencies, businesses, organisations and community groups.
English as a second language (ESL)
NTEC also has specific education programs for adults who do not have English as a first language. These programs use ESL teaching techniques, including simple visuals, hands on activities including a mock election and a vote counting exercise to help develop understanding about:
- three levels of government
- who can vote
- compulsory voting
- secret ballot
- democratic elections
- how to vote
- how votes are counted.
Democracy in the Northern Territory
The NTEC participates in a joint program with Parliamentary Education Services and the Supreme Court to promote an understanding of the Northern Territory electoral, parliamentary and justice systems. It is designed to target a wide range of people including students at secondary and tertiary levels, community groups, new immigrants and refugees who are unfamiliar with our systems. The program includes a tour of Parliament House and the Supreme Court (located next to each other) and one of the voting sessions described above held in the library at Parliament House.
The program is approximately three hours long and is run on request (although we can include longer breaks if required) . If you come as an organised group you may be eligible for bus funding to cover the costs of your transport.
More information: Please contact our education and engagement officer, Karen Parker, on 8999 7634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org