Criteria for Boundary Appointment
- Each vote was of equal weight
- The apportionment criteria were publicly available and included details such as the number of residents, number of registered voters, number of actual voters, or a combination thereof
- Where variances occurred between the number of voters in various constituencies, they were small
- Elections must be held by equal suffrage.
- The electoral system should endeavor to ensure equal suffrage by according each voter and vote equal weight.
- The process of boundary delimitation should respect equal suffrage.
- Equal suffrage is best achieved by assigning the same number of voters to each representative.
- Equal suffrage may be achieved through boundary assignment based on a specific apportionment criterion, which may consider the number of residents, number of resident nationals (including minors), number of registered voters, number of actual voters, or a combination thereof.
- While true equality in delimitation may not always be possible, variances should rarely exceed 10 percent.
- Boundary assignment may account for geographical criteria or administrative or historical boundary lines.