Local Government Election & Information Session

Published on Thursday, 8 July 2021 at 9:37:23 AM

 The local government election is fast approaching.


To assist the community with the elections, Katherine Town Council has partnered with Local Government Association Northern Territory (LGANT) and Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC) to host an information session on Tuesday 13 July 2021, 5pm at the Civic Centre. Council encourages the community to attend. To see more information on the event, click here.


Nominations for both Mayor and Councillors open Friday 16 July 2021. Please see the timetable below for all the important dates relating to the election.




Friday 16 July


Gazettal of date by Minister Nominations open

Tuesday 27 July

5:00 pm

Electoral roll closes

Thursday 5 August

12:00 pm

Nominations Close

Monday 9 August


Postal vote mail-out commences

Monday 16 August

8:00 am

Early voting commences

Friday 27 August

6:00 pm

Early voting closes

Saturday 28 August Election Day

Saturday 28 August

8:00 am

Election day voting commences

6:00 pm

Election day ceases

Mobile voting ceases

Primary counts of ordinary, postal and early votes commence

Monday 30 August


Declaration vote verification checks, commence recheck of all counts

Thursday 2 September

9:00 am

Primary counts accepted declaration votes, further postal counts

Friday 10 September

12:00 pm

Deadline for receipt of postal votes


Final counts of postal votes commence

6:00 pm

Distribution of preferences

Monday 13 September


Declaration of the election result


Council would like to remind residents that voting is compulsory for all residents aged 18 and over and fines may apply for not voting. Check your enrolment here or click here to enrol to vote or change your address.

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