27 Sep 2019

Accidental candidate urges people not to vote for her

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 27 September 2019

A highly unusual campaign is ramping up for a Whakatane District Council candidate who's pleading with people not to vote for her. Kay Boreham, dubbed the accidental candidate, had meant to stand for the Whakatane-Ohope Community Board but submitted the wrong form by mistake. By the time she realised her error, nominations for candidates had closed and she couldn't withdraw, so she's officially standing to be a ward councillor. She spoke with our reporter Matthew Theunissen about how she's trying to convince people not to give her their vote.