Received a failure to vote notice? | NTEC

Received a failure to vote notice?

If our records show you did not vote at an election in the Northern Territory, you will receive an apparent failure to vote notice.

The penalty for not voting is a $25 fee. You must respond within 28 days of the issue date of the notice.

What are my options?

If you get an apparent failure to vote notice, you have 3 options.

Option 1 - If you voted, you can contact us and supply the following:

  • your name
  • your address
  • where and when you voted.

View our contact information on our contact us page.

Option 2 - If you did not vote and you think you have a sufficient reason, you can contact us and supply the following:

  • your name
  • your address
  • your reason for not voting.

If your reason for not voting is deemed sufficient you won't need to pay the fee.

View our contact information on our contact us page.

Option 3 - If you did not vote, you can pay the $25 fee using our payment options.

Payment options

You can pay the $25 fee online, over the phone, with BPAY, by mail or in person. See below for details.

Online

You can pay your fee online on our secure payment webpage. You will need your VISA or Mastercard details and your Elector ID which is the reference number. Your Elector ID is located under the barcode on your notice.

Phone

To pay your fee over the phone, call 1300 495 740 and follow the prompts. You will need your VISA or Mastercard details and your Elector ID which is the reference number. Your Elector ID is located under the barcode on your notice.

Note: The amount must be entered as 2500#

BPAY

BPAY payments must be made through your bank quoting the Biller Code 100354 and your Elector ID which is the reference number. Your Elector ID is located under the barcode on your notice.

The payment must be for the exact amount as shown on the notice. If you pay more or less than the amount shown, your payment will not be accepted and will be returned.

Mail

Pay by cheque or money order using the reply paid envelope.

Pay in person

NT Electoral Commission
Level 3, TCG Centre
80 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT

Cash, cheque or money order are accepted. EFTPOS facilities are also available at the NTEC Darwin Office.