"Equal voting power: seats must be evenly distributed between the constituencies.It entails a clear and balanced distribution of seats among constituencies on the basis of one of the following allocation criteria: population, number of resident nationals (including minors), number of registered voters, and possibly the number of people actually voting. An appropriate combination of these criteria may be envisaged."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters, I.2.2.i-ii
- 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.