During the past two days, the method of apportioning the citizenry of San Dover among its ten island claims has been hammered out by the nation's interim leaders, Violette Clingersmith and Nicholas Kaos. It was eventually decided to distribute the citizens using the Huntington-Hill apportionment method, based on the land area of each of the ten islands. The Huntington-Hill method is currently employed by the United States to apportion seats in the House of Representatives, and was chosen by San Dover's leadership because of its simplicity and pre-knowledge of how it functions.
A spreadsheet has been commissioned to list the first one thousand available slots. New citizens can either elect to choose an available slot (helpful for keeping families together), or simply be placed in the next slot in line. Current citizens are free to change slots, thus internal immigration is possible. In the unlikely event that all one thousand slots are filled during the pre-settlement phase, a second set of one thousand slots will be made. The number of slots available to each of the ten islands is as follows:
Each island will be managed by a Democratia: a direct democracy with an elected Head of State. This Head of State will then represent that island in the national government, a system that is de facto in place already.