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Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission



Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission

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12 By the end of March 2011, eight councils had provided completed reports to the NTEC with a further two reports received by May. The status of the review in one council was not available as the NTEC commented on the draft report but this was altered when determined by council and no final report was supplied to the NTEC for further comment. The outcomes of reviews as advised in the reports provided by councils to the NTEC were: No change to existing representation arrangements six councils Change to existing ward boundaries two councils Additional wards created two councils (plus an additional council member in one case) Additional council member created for one ward (one case only). Subject to Ministerial approval, any changes to council ward boundaries arising from the reviews will be applied to the national roll (in co-operation with the AEC). All councils will be circulated with a list of localities in each ward (if appropriate), regardless of whether there are changes to be made to boundaries. This is required to ensure that the accuracy of boundary information held on the roll is confirmed by councils in preparation for the 2012 local government general elections. 2.6 Targets 2011-12 Continue to undertake enrolment activities and collect information regarding the accuracy of elector details as part of the NTECs planning for the 2012 council and subsequent LA elections Undertake Quality Roll 12 (QR12) activities, a project designed to not only stimulate enrolment but also cleanse the electoral roll in preparation for the elections in 2012. The project will include a range of initiatives, including: - Phone and mail contact - Targeted doorknocking of residences - Stalls at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin shows - Advertising roll activities in the print and electronic media - Continue the wide range of enrolment activities: staff attendance at civic events, providing information on the NTEC website, selected attendances at shopping centres and markets, enrolment activities in Alice Springs and surrounding communities and provide shop front enrolment services to electors in Central Australia. Contribute, as required, to the AECs enrolment and education program, especially the program to improve indigenous participation.