State of the roll 📃
Younger demographics remain the primary area of concern for the NT Electoral Commission (NTEC) in terms of enrolment rates. According to the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) latest state of the roll report, the Territory’s overall enrolment rate stands at 84.4 per cent.
In the 18-24 years bracket that rate drops to 61.7 per cent. In the 25 to 29 demographic the rate is 81.8 per cent and for the 30 to 34 age bracket the enrolment rate is 81 per cent.
Focus group research conducted by the AEC following the May 2019 Federal Election suggested that the 18 to 35 years demographic relied more heavily on digital media channels when gathering information. The NTEC’s 2020 Territory Election awareness campaign will therefore include a strong social media and digital component to run in conjunction with traditional media channels.
The number of Territorians enrolled as of 30 April is 138,804. The number enrolled for the 2016 Territory Election was 136,506.