Lorde forced to delete Instagram post after breaking election rules

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Lorde has admitted she was ‘told off’ and had to delete an Instagram post after breaking rules around the local government elections in New Zealand.

The Auckland native shared a post urging her New Zealand-based fans to vote, and went on to show her voting ballot, with a cross next to mayoral candidate Labour candidate Efeso Collins’ name.

However, the post went against the Electoral Commission’s rules, which state that no one should film videos or take photos of their ballot, or post anything to social media that could influence voters on election day.

Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor – admitted in a video that she’d been ‘told off’ but said her post still applied as she urged people to vote.

She said: ‘Okay so the Electoral Commission told me off because you’re not allowed to post anything about who you’re gonna vote for or show voting papers.

‘Post still applies. Get out there,’ she added, with the words ‘Vote vote vote’ as a sticker on her video.

MailOnline reports that a spokesperson for the Electoral Commission denied the organisation had contacted Lorde, and that she ‘may have had a case of mistaken identity.’

Lorde failing to delete her post could have resulted in a fine of up to $5000NZ (£2517).

Various candidates are standing to replace retiring Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Mr Collins’ primary rival is Wayne Brown, a former Far North mayor.

Lorde has been open about some of her political views, previously declaring ‘F**k the Supreme Court’ during her Glastonbury performance, shortly after Roe v Wade was overturned.

The Royals hitmaker, 25, said: ‘Wanna hear a secret, girls?

‘Your bodies are destined to be objectified since before you were born. That horror is your birth right. But here’s another secret. You possess ancient strength, ancient wisdom, wisdom that has propelled every woman that came before you.

‘That wisdom is also your birth right. I ask you today, accessing that wisdom your life’s work. Because everything depends on it.’

She added: ‘F**k the Supreme Court,’ with the crowd cheering loudly.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Lorde and New Zealand’s Electoral Commission for comment.

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