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Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission

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Title

Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission

Other title

Tabled paper 1602

Collection

Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2011-11-21

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Tabled By Speaker

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280792

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/415582

Page content

15 Three by-elections for municipalities took place in the reporting year, all without a ward structure: Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs. The NTEC has conducted 29 council by-elections and three supplementary elections since the roll out of the new Shires in 2008, including the 12 by-elections and one supplementary election conducted during 2010-2011. Table 4: Summary of NTEC conducted council elections 2008-2011 Reporting year No. By-elections No. Supplementary Elections Total elections No. Elections Contested Municipal Shire Municipal Shire No. % 2008-09 4 - 1 5 3 60.0 2009-10 2 11 - 1 14 5 36.0 2010-11 3 9 - 1 13 9 69.0 Total 5 24 0 3 32 17 53.0 Tiwi Shire is the only council not to have had a by-election since 2008. In the twelve months prior to general council elections in March 2012, the NTEC expected, as RO, to manage few or no by-elections as councils, after 31 March 2011, have an option to adopt a policy to fill a vacancy by appointment rather than at a by-election. The holding of by-elections after 24 March 2011, 12 months before the gazetted date for the general elections becomes increasingly less desirable. Under previous legislation the time limit was prescribed as 12 months prior to the next general election. Preparations must be made for the 2012 general elections, the outcomes of elector representation reviews will be known and possibly advertised, though will not be implemented until 2012. Any byelection would also need to be held on current boundaries/representation arrangements and may cause voter confusion in the run-up to the 2012 elections. Table 5: Local government election details 2010-11, conducted by NTEC Total COUNCIL M F Total No % No % Central Desert AS 6.10.10 Sh By Anmatjere 958 1 1 0 1 1 U Victoria Daly D 7.10.10 Sh By Daguragu 390 1 1 1 2 1 C 90 95.7 4 4.3 94 24.1 Victoria Daly D 7.10.10 Sh By Thamarrurr/Pindi Pindi 1321 1 2 0 2 1 C 439 97.8 10 2.2 449 34.0 Palmerston D 30.10.10 Mu By NA 15138 1 1 1 2 1 C 7372 93.2 534 6.8 7906 52.2 Alice Springs AS 26.2.2011 Mu By NA 14488 1 5 2 7 1 C 9100 94 576 6 9676 66.8 Katherine D 26.2.2011 Mu By NA 4965 1 2 0 2 1 C 2753 91.6 251 8.4 3004 60.5 Victoria Daly D 26.2.2011 Sh By Thamarrurr/Pindi Pindi 1350 2 3 3 2 C 417 94.1 26 5.9 443 32.8 Central Desert AS 26.2.2011 Sh By Akityarre 277 1 0 0 0 0 FL West Arnhem D 26.2.2011 Sh By Gunbalanya 754 1 2 0 2 1 C 354 94.1 22 5.9 376 49.9 Roper Gulf D 26.2.2011 Sh By Nyirranggulung 965 1 1 1 2 1 C 450 95.9 19 4.1 469 48.6 Central Desert AS 13.4.2011 Sh Supp Akityarre 277 1 1 1 1 U Victoria Daly D 12.5.2011 Sh By Daguragu 421 1 1 1 1 U Central Desert AS 12.5.2011 Sh By Southern Tanami 885 1 1 1 2 1 C 232 97.5 6 2.5 238 26.9 Legend D Darwin AS Alice Springs Mu Sh Shire By By-election M Male C Contested election FL Failed election Supp F Female U Uncontested election C/U Nominations Received Municipal D/AS Managed Scheduled polling day Election Type Supplementary Election Turnout % BALLOT PAPERS Ward No. on Roll No. Vacancies ELECTION DESCRIPTORS Formal Informal Members Elected


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