General elections for the City of Palmerston Council and office of the Mayor are held every four years, as outlined in the Local Government Act.
If a vacancy arises on Council during the four year term, a by-election is held and must take place within three months of the vacancy arising.
Since May 2012, the NT Electoral Commission conducts all Council elections and voting is compulsory. The next general election for local government is due to be held in August 2017. Click here to view the 2017 Local Government General Election Timetable.
For more information on Local Government Elections, please visit the NT Electoral Commission website.
October 2015 By-Election
On October 31, 2015 a by-election was held in the City of Palmerston to fill an Alderman vacancy. Athina Pascoe-Bell was declared the winner on Monday 9 November 2015 at the Official Declaration of Polls, and sworn in as an Alderman at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 17 November.
October 2013 By-Election
On October 26, 2013 a by-election was held in the City of Palmerston to fill an Alderman vacancy. Seranna Shutt was declared the winner on Monday 4 November 2013 at the Official Declaration of Polls, and sworn in as an Alderman at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 5 November. Click here for the final first preference count from the NT Electoral Commission.