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Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007



Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007


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ABOUT THE COMMISSION NTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07 PAGE 6 of 48 1.8 PROGRESS ON MAJOR TASKS Progress made against tasks identified in last years Annual Report: TASK PROGRESS Development of programs and support materials to raise public awareness on electoral matters Power point presentations were prepared for use in public awareness activities by officers in the field. New display stands were purchased and public domain information prepared Publication of the 2005 Legislative Assembly General Election Report Tabled in the Legislative Assembly in May 2007 Continued conduct of research on relevant electoral topics and issues. In-house research was undertaken on informal ballot papers at the 2006 Stuart By-election Review of the planning, support tools and policy related to election management Community government and fee for service election forms were reviewed; a draft procedure manual for fee for service ballots was prepared Commencement of preparations for local government municipal elections in March 2008 Draft timetable and program planning schedules were provided to the Dept of Local Government Provision of advice for any review of: the Electoral Act in light of operational experience at the 2005 Legislative Assembly Election the Referendums Act to bring it into line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2004 At the reporting year end, the Commission had been in consultation with the Chief Ministers office to explore options for progress Advice and assistance with any review of local government legislation relating to electoral provisions Meetings were held with officers of the Dept of Local Government on the possible nature and timing of amendments to local government legislative provisions Publication of a Strategic Plan for the NT Electoral Commission The main strategic outcomes for the Commission have been determined; a business plan is being developed Review of the organisational structure of the NT Electoral Commission The position of Deputy Electoral Commissioner has been established; further restructuring to be considered Development of the NT Electoral Commissions Website Options for updating the website were explored. A decision on refreshing the website to be taken 2007-08 reporting year Renegotiation of a new Joint Rolls Arrangement with the Commonwealth The Commonwealth is still to commence negotiations with States/Territories Commencement of preparations for a Redistribution of Electoral Boundaries Informal discussions on the timetable were initiated