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 Local Government Elections 2021. MORE INFO.


The Northern Territory Electoral Commission is an independent government agency responsible for the conduct of Local Government Elections. 

The next Local Government General Election will be held on Saturday 28 August 2021.

If you are passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming an Elected Member is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interest of Palmerston residents. 

To find out more information about local government elections, how to enrol to vote, how to vote, when to vote and how to nominate as a candidate go to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission website. 

2021 Local Government Election Candidate Information Session

In the lead up to the Northern Territory Local Government elections, a Candidate Information Session was held at the City of Palmerston Recreation Hall on the 15 July. The sessions were conducted by City of Palmerston, along with the delegates from Northern Territory Electoral Commission and Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet.  

It provided an opportunity for potential candidates to learn more about the role and purpose of local government; the role, responsibilities and expectations of a councillor, the electoral process and the potential challenges as an elected member. Candidate information kits containing the required documents were also handed out to the attendees. We thank all the members of the public who attended the session.

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