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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 22 OF 48 KATHERINE TOWN COUNCIL BY ELECTION 17 MARCH 2007 Informal ballot papers CATEGORY OF BALLOT PAPER No. % Totally blank 29 21.3 Scribble, slogans, protest votes 15 11.0 Other symbols, alpha, zeros 5 3.7 Apparent Intentional Informal 49 (36%) Number 1 only 9 6.6 Number 1, 2 only 11 8.1 Number 1, 2, 3 only 1 0.7 Number 1, 2, 3, 4 only 5 3.7 One tick or cross 0 0.0 More than one tick or cross 16 11.8 All ticks or crosses 4 2.9 Non sequential numbers 20 14.7 Illegible numbers 18 13.2 1 and cross, tick etc 0 0.0 More than one number 0 0.0 Numbers outside box & not aligned 2 1.5 Apparent Unintentional Informal 87 (64%) Voter identified 1 0.7 TOTAL 136 100.0 4.3 COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS During the year, Commission staff undertook elections and by-elections for community government councils. A summary of the elections conducted follows: TYPE OF ELECTION NO. Council General Elections 10 Council By-elections 9 Elections where insufficient nominations were received to fill vacancies 8 TOTAL 27 The elections conducted this reporting period were seven (20.6%) less than the number of elections conducted in 2005-06. Community government councils have differing election terms and this cyclic approach, combined with the unpredictability of by-elections for resignations and other reasons, deliver a fluctuation in election numbers from year to year.

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