ohio redistricting commission

Ohio GOP leaders may have sole power to intervene in gerrymandering cases

BY: - June 14, 2021

A last-second addition to the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would give Republican leaders sole ability to contest legal challenges to the new legislative maps drawn this year. Ohio voters in 2015 and 2018 approved new redistricting processes for drawing state and congressional districts that will be first implemented this year. The new system encourages greater […]

Ohio to receive redistricting data in Aug., per agreement with federal gov’t

BY: - May 25, 2021

The state of Ohio and federal government have reached an agreement to make sure U.S. Census Data is released by Aug. 16 that will be used for redistricting purposes. The government had already promised to abide by that date, but now is required to meet that August deadline as part of a legal settlement agreement. […]

Huffman drops pursuit of ballot amendment to extend Ohio redistricting deadlines

BY: - May 5, 2021

Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman has ended his pursuit of a constitutional amendment to push back redistricting deadlines in the state, a proposed attempt at dealing with delays in receiving U.S. Census data. Ohio is expected to receive census data used for drawing new federal and state legislative maps sometime in September. That is a […]

Explainer: The proposals to keep Ohio’s redistricting process on track

BY: - May 3, 2021

Ohio’s redistricting process is in a state of turmoil, with a delay in Census data leading the state to worry about there not being enough time to adequately draw new legislative maps. Republicans and Democrats have both presented plans for how Ohio can deal with these delays. In essence, legislative leaders from both parties want […]

Advocates tout an “incredible opportunity” to tamp down gerrymandering

BY: - March 22, 2021

Despite all the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, it delivered one wrinkle that some advocates believe is an unprecedented opportunity to mitigate “partisan gerrymandering.”  Ever wonder why Congress or the state legislature not only refuse to do things that have support of 70% of the public, they often turn around and do the exact opposite?  […]

Ohio leaders say they’d like more competitive lege, congressional districts, cite challenges

BY: - February 3, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Tuesday said they hope a new system of drawing congressional and state legislative districts will result in more competitive elections. But, they cautioned, the task will be far from simple. Ohio has among the worst partisan gerrymandering, according to multiple analyses.  Districts are typically redrawn once […]

Mailbag: What is the process for Ohio redistricting in 2021?

BY: - December 3, 2020

It comes to no surprise that Ohioans’ Spotify Wrapped messages show an overwhelming amount of time spent reading the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag. Move over, Ariana Grande! Let’s get to it. Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb.  “I know questions about redistricting have been […]