Constitutency boundaries – constitutional requirement or gerrymandering?

Short description 

Opposition parties in St. Kitts and Nevis have charged that the boundaries are being gerrymandered to guarantee that sitting members of the Opposition lose their seats

Problem/Issue statement 

The issue matters because if boundaries are gerrymandered, the elections will not be fair. The electoral office in St. Kitts and Nevis is not independent. Consequently, the Opposition and a cross-section of the electorate cannot trust the process.

Data Needs statement 

Data to show population in constituencies vs number of voters in the past.  Can be sourced from census reports, electoral office, Opposition parties and Constituency Boundaries Commission

Impact statement 

Data will enable the electorate to see whether the process of changing boundaries is transparent.  Qualitative research can be conducted to find out how the public is viewing the procedure.

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