Territory Stories

Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007

Details:

Title

Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007

Collection

Northern Territory Electoral Commission reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2007

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory Electoral Commission -- Periodicals; Elections -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Electoral Commission

Place of publication

Darwin

ISSN

1835-0356

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/231057

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/669607

Page content

KEY RESULT AREAS NTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07 PAGE 18 OF 48 3.3 RESEARCH A case study was undertaken internally by the Commission, with assistance from the AEC, into the participation of Stuart Division electors at the 2005 Legislative Assembly General Election. The Division had the lowest participation rate (59%) at the 2005 Legislative Assembly Election, and has a history of low participation rates compared with other NT Divisions. It is also notable as being the only division that has no static polling places. The case study mostly focused on non-voters at the 2005 poll. It attempted to identify and measure causes for the comparatively low turnout and ways in which services may be improved in the future. Field trips were organised to: Review the electoral roll for each community; Canvas major organisations and authorities within the community; and Receive feedback from a sample of individuals, particularly those who failed to vote at the 2005 general and past elections. The completed report on the case study will be placed on the Commissions website. Following the Stuart Legislative Assembly and the Katherine Town Council by-elections, research was undertaken on informal ballot papers. The details of the Katherine Town Council by-election ballot paper research is published in this report, while the Stuart by-election research will be published in the report on the conduct of the by-election. 3.4 REPORTS The Commission presented its 3rd Annual Report (2005-06) to the Assembly in October 2006. The 2005 Legislative Assembly Election Report was tabled in the 2007 May sittings of the Legislative Assembly. Copies of these reports and details of financial disclosure returns were published on the Commissions website. At quarterly intervals throughout the year, the AEC and NTEC jointly published the Ballot Box Banter for stakeholders, focusing on electoral news of a topical interest. 3.5 POLITICAL PARTY REGISTRATION During the financial year, no new political parties were registered and no previously registered political party was deregistered. Changes with respect to party Registered Officer details were made to the public records.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.