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Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007



Northern Territory Electoral Commission annual report 2006-2007


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ELECTORAL COMMISSIONERS FOREWORD NTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2006-07 (iii) ELECTORAL COMMISSIONERS FOREWORD During the 2006-07 reporting year the Northern Territory Electoral Commission conducted: One Legislative Assembly by-election; One municipal town council by-election; 27 community government elections; 13 community association elections; 6 fee for service elections; and Enrolment and public awareness activities in 42 remote locations, 8 schools and one other community organisation. It also Tabled two reports; Reviewed forms for community and fee for service elections; and Drafted a manual for fee for service elections. It considered its strategic direction, corporate badging and structure as it moves towards the next cycle of local government and parliamentary elections in 2008 and 2009. Legislative issues were a part of its agenda recommendations for amendments to the Electoral Act were outlined in the Report on the 2005 Legislative Assembly elections tabled during the year. They were formulated as a consequence not only of refinements felt necessary to the administrative arrangements in the Northern Territory Act but also amendments to the Commonwealth legislation which require response. Attention was also drawn to the necessity to update local government electoral provisions. The Commission continued to foster its partnership arrangements with the Australian Electoral Commission and maintained industry links with other State/Territory jurisdictions. The Commission has a current complement of one statutory and seven permanent positions. During the reporting year short and long-term contract and casual staff supplemented its small workforce for election conduct, enrolment and public awareness activities in municipal and remote locations. They also gave critical input to the addressing of corporate issues. The Commission thanks all staff for their commitment and contribution. JANE PEACE A/ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER