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City of Palmerston pursues non-voters

NEWS / 2 Jul 2018

The Palmerston Council has agreed to pursue electors who did not vote in the 2018 City of Palmerston election held on Saturday 24 March.

A total of 6,251 electors enrolled in the City of Palmerston area who did not vote, will receive an apparent failure to vote infringement notice in the mail over the coming weeks.

“Once someone receives a letter they have until 3 August 2018 to pay the expiation fee of $50 or alternatively, they can provide a valid reason for why they did not vote,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“It is compulsory to vote in NT Council elections. The Northern Territory has a disappointing voter participation rate compared to the rest of Australia and it’s important that Territorians take part in the democratic process.” he said.

Recipients of a letter are urged to action it immediately by either contacting the NTEC with their reason for not voting or paying the expiation fee of $50. If the fee is not paid, the matter may be referred to court with a maximum penalty of $154 plus court costs. Payment options are available at ntec.nt.gov.au

Belyuen CG Council by-election: results declared

NEWS / 26 Jun 2018

At the close of nominations on Tuesday 26 June, the number of candidates was not more than the number of vacancies and than the number of vacancies and Rex Sing was duly elected

Declaration of duly elected candidate.

Commission to review the electoral roll

NEWS / 7 Jun 2018

The Electoral Commission is sending over 4,000 emails to electors in the divisions of Barkly, Katherine and Namatjira this week as part of a review of the electoral roll.

The Electoral Commission is sending over 4,000 emails to electors in the divisions of Barkly, Katherine and Namatjira this week as part of a review of the electoral roll.

“The Legislative Assembly (LA) redistribution is set to commence in early 2019 and the review is to assist residents in ensuring they are enrolled for their current address, NT Electoral Commissioner, Iain Loganathan said. “Electoral boundaries are reviewed 18-months before each LA election. The next LA election will be in August 2020.

“It’s important that you keep your electoral enrolment up-to-date and I encourage those electors who have moved residence, or are new to the Territory, to make sure they are correctly enrolled.

“Enrolling to vote or updating your address details is more convenient now with online enrolment; it only takes a few minutes and can even be done using your smartphone,” he said.

To check or update your electoral enrolment visit ntec.nt.gov.au or call 8951 5971.

Electoral Commission reviewing the electoral roll in Alice Springs

NEWS / 29 May 2018

The Electoral Commission is sending over 5,000 emails to electors in the divisions of Araluen and Braitling this week as part of a review of the electoral roll in Alice Springs.

The Electoral Commission is sending over 5,000 emails to electors in the divisions of Araluen and Braitling this week as part of a review of the electoral roll in Alice Springs.

"The Legislative Assembly (LA) redistribution is set to commence in early 2019 and the review is to assist Alice Springs residents in ensuring they are enrolled for their current address, NT Electoral Commissioner, Iain Loganathan said.

"Electoral boundaries are reviewed 18-months before each LA election. The next LA election will be in August 2020.

"I encourage those electors who have moved residence since the last election to make sure they update their enrolment; it’s easy to do online and only takes a few minutes," he said.

To check or update your electoral enrolment visit www.ntec.nt.gov.au or call 8951 5971.

2016 Territory election returns for candidates, publishers and broadcasters released today

NEWS / 20 Feb 2017

‚Äč“The 2016 Territory election disclosure returns for candidates, donors to candidates as well as publishers and broadcasters, were released today and are available atntec.nt.gov.au/returns lodged,” NT Electoral Commissioner Iain Loganathan said.

“A compliance review of these disclosure returns has been completed by the accounting firm BDO and their report is also available on the NTEC website,” he said.

The NT Electoral Act states that election disclosure returns must be provided to the Commission within 15 weeks after polling day. The Commission must publish these returns 25 weeks after polling day.

Mr Loganathan advised that it is important to note that the 2015-2016 annual disclosure returns for registered political parties, associated entities and related donors will be released on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

For general enquiries regarding Northern Territory disclosure returns for the 2016 Territory election, please contact Wayne Harlock. Specific enquiries about a particular disclosure return should be directed to the relevant candidate, publisher or broadcaster.