An electoral error saw Katherine miss out on 380 votes in the 2016 NT Election.
The election saw an historic win by the ALP's Sandra Nelson by 28 votes
The missed voters have only come to light during the current reform of electoral boundaries which today says Katherine will lose some voters, but is gaining a new MP in the process.
As expected, the NT Electoral Boundary reform today proposed Katherine lose a number of its rural and remote electors to the seat of Arnhem.
It will mean the seat of Katherine, held by Ms Nelson, will no longer be based on the Katherine Town Council boundary.
The electorate of Katherine is "over quota" by 10.2 per cent.
The over allocation became apparent when the Australian Electoral Commission discovered Katherine had been missed out by mistake in a recount.
The AEC's Federal Direct Enrolment Update program involves receiving a person's name and address details from a reliable and trusted source - currently the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, Australian Taxation Office and NT Motor Vehicle Registry.
When the FDEU program was rolled out in the Northern Territory in February 2013, Alice Springs and Katherine were incorrectly excluded, an error was only identified after the 2016 Territory Election.
According to the review, Katherine will "lose" voters from rural areas such as Cossack and along Florina Road and also Binjari will be absorbed by Arnhem as well.
Those voters will be added to the Arnhem electorate, currently represented by the Education Minister Selena Uibo.
Ms Uibo already has an electorate office in Katherine.
The review committee proposes a portion of Katherine be moved to Arnhem (including Binjari), though with some rural properties in Cossack, close to the Katherine town centre, retained within the division.
The committee proposes that Arnhem's southern boundary move further south to incorporate Jilkminggan, Limmen National Park and Minyerri from Barkly.
It also gains a rural portion of Katherine, east of the town centre, including the community of Binjari.
It is proposed to move Jabiru and Kakadu to Arafura.
The review is now inviting objections to its first proposed changes.
Objections must be made, in writing, to the Redistribution Committee through this link.
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