Postal voting

2020 Territory Election - Overseas postal voting delays

Australia Post has advised the NTEC that there are considerable delays in overseas mail delivery services as a result of COVID-19. If you believe you will be affected by these delays please contact us on 1800 698 683 to discuss.

All electors have the option of applying for postal ballot papers to be sent to their nominated address. Applications for NT Legislative Assembly elections can be made within the calendar year of the election.

Postal vote application - online

Postal vote application - print

When will the ballot papers be sent to me?

Once the declaration of nominations and draw to determine the order of candidate names on the ballot paper is conducted; ballot papers are printed and ballot material is forwarded as soon as possible thereafter.

What is the latest despatch of ballot material?

The mail-out of ballot material ceases at 5:00 pm on:

  • the Tuesday before election day, to forwarding addresses outside Australia.
  • the Thursday before election day, to forwarding addresses within Australia.

Therefore, your application must be received by the Commission before the above-mentioned day/time to allow for the ballot papers to reach your nominated address.

When do I complete my ballot paper/s?

In order to be admitted to the count,  postal vote ballot papers must be completed before 6:00 pm on election day and received by the Commission before 12:00 noon on the second Friday following election day.

NOTE: General postal voters are automatically sent ballot papers and are not required to lodge a new application.