12. Subject to section 12.0.1, each electoral district shall be delimited in such a manner that, according to the document provided for in section 12.1, the number of electors in the district is not more than 15% above or below the quotient obtained by dividing the total number of electors of the municipality by the number of districts. The percentage shall be 25% in the case of a municipality having a population of under 20,000 on the date of passage of the draft by-law dividing its territory into electoral districts.
A municipality may make exceptions to the first paragraph; the by-law dividing its territory into electoral districts shall then be submitted to the Commission de la représentation for approval.
1987, c. 57, s. 12; 2001, c. 25, s. 75; 2007, c. 33, s. 3.