School elections | NTEC

School elections

We can help you run student representative council and house captain elections at your school. It is our preference to run elections using the preferential voting system but schools can ultimately decide on which election system they would like to use.

We offer varying amounts of assistance depending on what you need for your school-based election:

  • Full election - We conduct the entire election on your behalf by providing staff and all relevant voting equipment including ballot papers (schools are responsible for collecting nominations). We will set up the voting area, supervise the voting, count the votes and provide the results.
  • Training - We can provide training to a team of teachers and students who will then conduct the election on their own (with or without borrowed voting equipment from us). We will teach election protocols, informal voting and how to count votes in a preferential election.
  • Voting equipment - We can supply some or all of the required voting equipment for you to run you own school election; including, ballot papers (either pre-printed or a template), voting screens, ballot boxes and results sheets. These can be delivered and picked up from your school as required.

For more information, please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, Karen Parker, on 8999 7634. Alternatively you can email Karen at