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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 17 OF 48 3. KEY RESULT AREA 2 EDUCATION & INFORMATION 3.1 SCHOOL VISITS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN REMOTE AREAS The NTEC and the AEC work collaboratively to deliver education sessions to school students. Youth are the electors of tomorrow and one of the major target groups for public awareness activities. The following electoral education topics are usually covered in these sessions: Role of the NTEC and the AEC; The three levels of government; Enrolment and the electoral roll; Marking a ballot paper correctly; Voting obligations; Voting systems; and Voting services. Presentation on the three levels of government In 2006-07, 48 education sessions were carried out, three sessions (5.9%) fewer than in 2005-06. However, an additional 141 students (7.1%) attended sessions. Primary and secondary schools in the major urban areas of the Northern Territory, schools in rural and remote areas were visited, the latter as part of the council election process and general field work programs. Rural and remote areas visited included Umbakumba, Ngukurr, Bulman, Minyerri, Lajamanu, Jilkminggan and Daguragu. House Captain and Student Representative Council elections were also conducted at various schools early in the year which enabled students to participate in democratic processes that are meaningful to them. 3.2 PRESENTATIONS TO OTHER GROUPS A joint presentation by the AEC and the NTEC was made to members of the University of the Third Age at their November 2006 meeting. Questions were taken from members with topics ranging from voting systems to the process for the redistribution of electoral boundaries. LOCATION TYPE NUMBER OF SESSIONS NUMBER OF STUDENTS URBAN 35 1736 RURAL 2 90 REMOTE 11 315 TOTAL 48 2141