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Boundary Delimitation Guiding Principles

Because delimitation, or redistricting, practices vary greatly around the world, there are few universal principles to guide the delimitation process. Countries disagree on fundamental issues, such...

Boundary Delimitation Triggers

Statistical or other reasons trigger the redrawing of electoral district boundaries

Timing Of The Boundary Delimitation Process

Each democracy chooses a timeframe for the boundary delimitation process that it deems appropriate. Below are just some examples of the different timeframes used by different countries

Composition Of The Boundary Authority – ACE

A substantial majority of the countries that delimit electoral districts employ a specially designated boundary commission or an election management body to draw these boundaries. The legislature s...

Designation Of A Boundary Authority – ACE

Countries that delimit electoral districts must designate a boundary authority and establish some machinery for carrying out the task of redistricting. The task assigned to the boundary authority i...

Partisan Considerations In Choosing A Boundary Autho...

Since different electoral district configurations produce different election outcomes, even if voting patterns remain constant, the designation of a boundary authority and the powers granted to tha...

Legal Framework Of Boundary Delimitation – IDEA

The legal framework for elections should seek to ensure that the boundaries of electoral units are drawn in such a way as to achieve the objective of according equal weight to each vote to the grea...

Alignment Of Districts With Administrative Boundaries

In many countries, especially those that employ multimember districts, the boundaries of electoral districts follow the boundaries of existing administrative divisions--usually states or provinces....

Boundary Delimitation Criteria – Definitions

The notion that the criteria used in the Boundary Delimitation process should be easily understood by stakeholders.

Special Provisions For Minority Groups

Criteria specifying fairness for minority groups within a country focus on the electoral outcome, rather than the process, of redistricting. Electoral systems that rely on single-member districts, ...