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Committee Studying Constitution Considers Redistricting

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional district map shows the system is broken.
9:54AM
November 18, 2013

A panel of lawmakers and private citizens that will be asked to recommend changes to Ohio’s Constitution is looking at the way the lines for legislative and congressional districts are drawn.

Ohio Senate Wants To Change Redistricting Process

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A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.
2:41PM
December
13, 2012

A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.

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.

Ballot Board Expands Summary Of Redistricting Amendment

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Members of the group Voters First sued for the expanded description of the redistricting amendment.
2:29PM
September
13, 2012

Ohio voters will see an expanded description of a proposed redistricting amendment on fall ballots, but the issue’s backers say the language is still cumbersome.

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.

Republicans Question Ohio Redistricting Petitions

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
1:39PM
July
17, 2012

The Ohio Republican Party is questioning the validity of some signatures gathered by a voter group that’s pushing a fall ballot proposal aimed at taking away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.