26 Jun 2019

Calls to ditch 'unfair', 'archaic' local election law

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 26 June 2019

An obscure law that gives owners of multiple properties extra voting rights in local elections is being called unfair, archaic and ripe to be ditched.

The ratepayer's roll has existed in some form since the 19th century, apart from a few years in the late 1980s when it was briefly abolished.

And its detractors say it should have stayed that way.

Kate Newton reports.