Ohio Congressional Redistricting Hot Topic in 2018

(Columbus, OH) Ohio voters could be asked to consider competing congressional redistricting proposals next year. 

State lawmakers are working to supersede a citizen-driven petition set for the November 2018 ballot, hoping to have a plan in place next month for the May primary ballot. But there's a February seventh filing deadline. 

The general assembly is hammering out a bipartisan proposal molded after 2015's Issue One, a legislative redistricting plan with wide support. The question is who would redraw the congressional lines to avoid the kind of gerrymandering that resulted in a finger-like congressional district along Lake Erie that makes up Democrat Marcy Kaptur's region, stretching from Toledo to Cleveland. 

The competing proposal comes from a coalition of groups led by the League of Women Voters.

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