Should RSA triple murderer William Bell help decide the future of New Zealand?
What about Clayton Weatherston who killed his ex-girlfriend by stabbing her 216 times?
New Zealanders are right to bristle at the very idea that these men could play a part picking this country's next government.
That's why people convicted of the most serious crimes haven't been able to vote since Kiwis first went to the ballot box in 1853. But what of someone jailed for petty theft, who would otherwise be eligible for home detention but has nowhere suitable to serve it? Or someone sent to