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Issue 2 Loses Big At The Polls

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Democrats say Ohio's new GOP-backed congressional map shows the system is broken and unfairly favors the controlling party.
8:31AM
November
7, 2012

The proposed constitutional amendment that would have changed the way Ohio redraws legislative and congressional districts was turned down by Ohio voters.

“Voters First” Hits Airwaves With First Statewide TV Ads

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A screen grab of the first statewide ad from Voters First, the main group supporting State Issue 2.
8:28AM
October
23, 2012

The group that’s backing a proposed change to Ohio’s constitution over redistricting is putting ads on the air statewide. Opponents insist the ad is misleading.

Activists: Ballot Language Unfairly Describes Redistricting Effort

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7:23AM
August 16, 2012

Voting rights groups behind a proposal to change the way Ohio redraws lawmaker districts say the recently-approved ballot language will give voters the wrong idea.

Campaign Begins For And Against Redistricting Changes

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
8:43AM
August
8, 2012

Supporters and opponents of a plan to take the power to redraw legislative and congressional districts away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission are already ramping up their fights for and against the constitutional amendment.

Redistricting Overhaul Qualifies For Fall Ballot On Second Attempt

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Members of "Voters First" gathered in July to submit a second round of petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
7:49AM
August
7, 2012

The proposal to take legislative and congressional redistricting power away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission has garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Voters’ Rights Group Claims To Have Enough Signatures…Again

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Members of "Voters First" gathered Monday, the same day they say they turned in another 400,000 petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
7:26AM
July
31, 2012

Earlier this month, members of Voters First fell more than 130,000 signatures short of getting their redistricting proposal on the fall ballot. Now they’re once again claiming to have the necessary signatures.

Redistricting Coalition Submits First Signatures For Amendment

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
7:28AM
March
20, 2012

An Ohio coalition of voter groups has submitted initial paperwork as it pushes for a state constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

Redistricting Shifts Importance To Primaries

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The map of Ohio's new Congressional was approved by state lawmakers late last year.
7:25AM
February
28, 2012

Ohio’s new Congressional map has made next week’s primary election the only substantial obstacle for many candidates to win office.

Legislative Districts Not Done Yet

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The state Apportionment Board approved changes to Senate and House districts earlier this week, but last-minute concerns are pushing the board to meet again Friday afternoon.
8:25AM
September
30, 2011

Last-minute concerns force the Apportionment Board to meet again today.

New Congressional Map Clears Ohio House

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11:38AM
September
15, 2011

The new Congressional districts still need approval from the Ohio Senate.