There should be public participation in the delimitation process.
- The legal framework regulating drawing boundaries for electoral units should state: The frequency of such determination; the criteria for such determination; the degree of public participation in the process; the respective roles of the legislature, judiciary and executive in the process; The ultimate authority for the final determination of the electoral units.
- there should be a high degree of public participation in the process of drawing boundaries.
- Ideally, the legal framework should ensure that people or institutions establishing the boundaries of constituencies are neutral, independent and impartial. The legal framework needs to also provide for maximum public input and participation in the process.