All electors have the option of applying for postal ballot papers to be sent to their nominated address. Applications for NT Local Government (Council) elections can be made within the 3-month period before election day.
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 6:00 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 first Friday following election day.
Qualification of witness
NOTE: General postal voters are automatically sent ballot papers and are not required to lodge a new application.