The findings of a Waitangi Tribunal report recommending New Zealand prisoners should be given the right to vote has become the subject of debate throughout the country this week. But what impact could such a law change have in local and general elections? Reporter Kiri Gillespie takes the proposal to three Bay of Plenty mayors to find out what they think and discovers which mayor considers such a move as pandering to a "namby-pamby" society, and what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to do.

The recommendation that prisoners should have the right to vote in elections has received little support

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