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Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007



Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007


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KEY RESULT AREAS NTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07 PAGE 14 OF 48 State elections in Queensland, Victoria and NSW over nine months that would have generated transfers of enrolments off the NT roll. An estimated 81% of eligible persons in the NT, as at 30 June 2007, were currently enrolled compared to a national average of 91%, with an estimated 63% of eligible persons aged 18 25 enrolled, national average of 78%. The lower levels in the NT compared to the rest of Australia are partly a consequence of: The younger average age of the eligible population and their high mobility (ABS estimate 25% move at least once per year); The difficulties of obtaining enrolments and keeping the roll up to date in remote areas; and Reduced reliability in the estimate of eligible electors. Some variation in enrolment activity was noted over the reporting period. For the nine months to the end of March 2007, activity was subdued with additions to the roll just keeping ahead of deletions (including 2856 objections and 4706 interstate transfers out). With the introduction of the new proof of identity enrolment procedures in mid April, enrolment activity showed a 50% increase on a monthly basis and particularly for additions to the roll (new and re-enrolments). It is noted that, from April 2007, the AEC undertook fieldwork at 7300 NT addresses backed up with an extensive national enrolment campaign, an additional factor in the jump in enrolments. The graph below shows the enrolment at 30 June from 1997 to 2006. The main stimulus to enrolments are electoral events with the federal elections in 1998, 2001, 2004, a federal referendum in 1999 and Territory elections in 1997, 2001 and 2005 boosting total enrolments. Year end enrolment 1997-2006 102000 104000 106000 108000 110000 112000 114000 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 Year No. enrolled