Ohio senators propose setting redistricting panel
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senators in Ohio have proposed a measure that would set up a commission to redraw Ohio’s political maps every decade.
The proposal, in the form of a constitutional amendment, would create the Ohio Redistricting Commission. It would include the governor, state auditor, secretary of state and four people appointed by legislative leaders — none of whom could be active lawmakers.
The commission would be responsible for updating the state’s congressional and legislative districts.
The lawmakers presented details of their proposal Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing where no vote was taken.
The measure directs members of the commission to avoid splitting a county, municipal corporation, township or ward when drawing the maps. The proposal calls for all the commission’s meetings to be open to the public and broadcast online.