The Ohio Ballot Board has approved placing before voters in May a congressional redistricting plan.
The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the state Legislature with bipartisan support earlier this month after backers of competing proposals agreed to a compromise. The plan limits how counties are split into multiple districts and requires minority party support to put a 10-year map in place. If lawmakers couldn't reach such agreement, the map-making process would move to an existing bipartisan commission. If that failed, the majority party could make a shorter-term map under more restrictions.