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. On 29 June 2017, the Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy placed the City of Palmerston Council under official management and appointed Mr Mark Blackburn as the official manager.
The next general election for the City of Palmerston will be held on 17 March 2018. Click here to view the Election Timetable.
31 January 2018 - Candidate Information Session
2 February 2018 - Nominations open
13 February 2018 - Electoral roll closes (5 PM)
22 February 2018 - Nominations close (12 PM)
17 March 2018 - Election Day
26 March 2018 - Election Results