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Campaign Begins For And Against Redistricting Changes

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
8:43AM
August
8, 2012

Supporters and opponents of a plan to take the power to redraw legislative and congressional districts away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission are already ramping up their fights for and against the constitutional amendment.

Redistricting Overhaul Qualifies For Fall Ballot On Second Attempt

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Members of "Voters First" gathered in July to submit a second round of petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
7:49AM
August
7, 2012

The proposal to take legislative and congressional redistricting power away from state lawmakers and give it to a new citizen commission has garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Voters’ Rights Group Claims To Have Enough Signatures…Again

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Members of "Voters First" gathered Monday, the same day they say they turned in another 400,000 petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
7:26AM
July
31, 2012

Earlier this month, members of Voters First fell more than 130,000 signatures short of getting their redistricting proposal on the fall ballot. Now they’re once again claiming to have the necessary signatures.

Republicans Question Ohio Redistricting Petitions

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
1:39PM
July
17, 2012

The Ohio Republican Party is questioning the validity of some signatures gathered by a voter group that’s pushing a fall ballot proposal aimed at taking away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

Republicans: Commission Would Be “Taxation Without Representation”

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
8:24AM
July
13, 2012

A coalition of voter groups awaits word from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office on whether a proposal to revamp Ohio redistricting will go on the fall ballot. Republicans call the plan dangerous.

Parties Face Off In Court Over Ohio Legislative Maps

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Ohio State Flag
2:21PM
April 24, 2012

Justices in Ohio are weighing arguments that will determine the fate of Ohio’s newly drawn legislative map.

Redistricting Coalition Submits First Signatures For Amendment

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
7:28AM
March
20, 2012

An Ohio coalition of voter groups has submitted initial paperwork as it pushes for a state constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

New Districts Lead To Voter Confusion

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2:19PM
March 6, 2012

This is the first election since congressional district boundaries were changed last year and that’s causing some confusion among voters.

Redistricting Shifts Importance To Primaries

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The map of Ohio's new Congressional was approved by state lawmakers late last year.
7:25AM
February
28, 2012

Ohio’s new Congressional map has made next week’s primary election the only substantial obstacle for many candidates to win office.

Congressman Steve Austria Drops Re-Election Bid

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Rep. Steve Austria will not seek re-election.
3:20PM
December
30, 2011

A Republican Ohio congressman headed for a tough primary as a result of newly drawn districts has told his rival he will not seek re-election.