State Approves Placing Congressional Redistricting Plan On May Ballot

Feb 21, 2018

State senators debate Congressional redistricting plan earlier this month
Credit Ohio Public Radio

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.