Election quick guide

The NTEC has a new electoral awareness program aimed to improve the general public’s knowledge of the processes and procedures involved in the upcoming election.

The program is one hour, free, delivered in your workplace/meeting space for your convenience, and hopefully fun and interactive too. While it was mainly designed to demonstrate how votes are counted and how preferences are distributed, it also covers a number of other topics:

  • The election timetable
  • The writ and caretaker period
  • Convenience voting options – postal, early and mobile voting
  • Voting on election day
  • COVID-19 safety measures for voters.

View course outline

Course Duration: 1 hour

Cost: FREE

Overview: The 2020 Territory Election – A Quick Guide is designed to be a quick and interactive electoral awareness program to answer the questions we often receive in the lead up to the election. The course looks at the major events in the election timetable and includes an interactive activity to explain how votes are counted using the preferential system.

The course is designed to improve your electoral knowledge as a voter, and to dispel some common myths about elections.

Who should attend this course?

It is open to the general public – but is preferable to deliver to groups in workplaces or meeting spaces.

Topics covered

  • The election timetable
  • The writ and the caretaker period
  • Convenience voting options – postal, early and mobile voting
  • Voting on election day
  • COVID-19 safety measures
  • How votes are counted preferentially

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the processes and procedures involved in a Territory election
  • Understand the COVID-19 safety measures in place for the 2020 Territory Election
  • Understand how votes are counted using the preferential system
  • Get the answers to all your election questions

Requirements

The course has been designed to be flexible and friendly to your workplace or community group. All that is needed is a whiteboard, a table and a place to present.

There are no set times, you choose the time that is convenient for your group and our education officer, Karen Parker, will come to you. Delivering to community groups (or similar) outside of office hours may be negotiable. If you don’t have a large enough room for the number of interested participants, then the NTEC Darwin office (Mitchell Street) has a suitable conference room.

Video conferencing presentations through Skype for Business can be arranged.