There’s nothing sinister in the layout of the second flag referendum voting paper, despite a conspiracy theory circulating the internet, the Electoral Commission says. It’s a simple piece of paper with a very important question: “What is your choice for the New Zealand flag?” and has the alternative blue and black silver fern flag placed above the current flag. Posts on social media have criticised the placement of the flags, claiming it could give the Kyle Lockwood-designed flag an advantage and making it more likely people will tick its box. But the Electoral Commission says the order of the flags was determined by a random draw as required by the Flag Referendums Act and was witnessed by a district court judge.Full Article: The truth behind the latest flag referendum conspiracy theory | NZNews | Newshub.
Mar 7 2016