How to fill in your ballot paper
The voting system used in Northern Territory Legislative Assembly elections is full preferential where you must show a preference for all candidates listed on the ballot paper.
You must place the number 1 in the candidate square on the ballot paper for the person you want as your first choice. You must then place consecutively increasing whole numbers (starting with the number 2) in the candidate square on the ballot paper for each of the other candidates until a number is placed in all squares on the ballot paper.
- Information sheet: Ballot paper formality guide (PDF, 539KB)
- Information sheet: Voting and counting in Territory elections (PDF, 825KB)
View a video below to see how to complete your ballot paper in Northern Territory elections.