"The electoral system should be entrenched in the Constitution. The Electoral Act should clearly set out the form, content and operation of the electoral system adopted."
DocumentEISA and Electoral Commission Forum of SADC Countries: Principles for Election Management, Monitoring, and Observation in the SADC Region, p. 9
- The fundamental aspects of the electoral law should be enshrined in the constitution or at another level higher than ordinary law.
- The rules should clearly state the electoral formula to be used to convert votes into mandates and the electoral timeline for the announcement and certification of results.