Redistricting Proposal Headed To November Ballot

Aug 7, 2012

Secretary of State Jon Husted says a coalition seeking to change how Ohio draws legislative and congressional districts has collected enough valid petition signatures to qualify its proposed constitutional amendment for the November ballot. Husted says the Voters First coalition collected the more than 406-thousand valid petition signatures required to make the ballot. The proposal would take map-drawing powers away from elected officials and put them in the hands of a 12-person citizen commission. The Ohio Republican Party is fighting the measure.