New way to draw Ohio political maps on fall ballot - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

New way to draw Ohio political maps on fall ballot

Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - One of the ballot issues before Ohio voters next month is a proposal to change the process for redrawing the state's political districts.

Issue 2 proposes a 12-member commission of state residents to re-draw Ohio's legislative and congressional maps every 10 years.

Most agree Ohio's current redistricting system needs repair, but there's debate over whether Issue 2 offers the right fix.

Proponents say the amendment would remove self-interested politicians from the process. Opponents say appointed commissioners would be unaccountable to voters.

Another issue on the ballot asks if residents want to call a constitutional convention. The question listed as Issue 1 comes up every 20 years by law, and has been defeated the last four times.

Ohio's last constitutional convention was in 1912.

Online:

Voters First Ohio (pro Issue 2): http://www.votersfirstohio.com

Protect Your Vote Ohio (anti Issue 2): http://www.VoteNoOn2.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Governor to help kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    Governor to help kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:55:35 GMT
    It's time for the Ohio State Fair.More >>
    It's time for the Ohio State Fair.
    More >>
  • Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Boy, 15, arrested in Ohio teen girl's slaying

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:45:06 GMT
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.More >>
    Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl.
    More >>
  • Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Ohio man accused of killing mom, living with body

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:54 GMT
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.More >>
    Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms