Sunday, 17 August 2008

NT election turnout lowest in 20 yrs

The raw final figures from the Northern Territory election have revealed the lowest level of voter turnout in at least the past two decades.

Final counts from the tally room have been posted on the NT Electoral Commission's website.

They show that last weekend almost 25 per cent of the electorate did not cast a vote.

That is a dive of more than 4 per cent compared to the 2005 election and the lowest figure in the past 20 years.

There were also more than 3,000 informal votes.

Labor scraped back into office with a drastically reduced majority after last weekend's election.

Country Liberal Party president Rick Setter says voters wanted to punish Labor for calling an early election on the basis of securing a gas plant for Darwin Harbour.

Quote: What about the informal votes? None of the above?

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