Electoral Systems of The Australian States and Territories - Northern Territory

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has 25 members, elected for four-year terms from single-member constituencies under the same full preferential form of the Alternative Vote used for the House of Representatives. The Territory has never had an upper house. Nomination as a candidate requires one of the following:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Nomination by six electors; or
  • Nomination by the Registered Officer of a political party (registration of a party requires 200 members).
  • Deposit of $200. The deposit is returned if the candidate gains 20% of first preference vote.

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