Issue 1: Ohio redistricting reform

Elizabeth Randolph

Issue 1 will create a bipartisan commission that will draw legislative compacts that don’t favor one political party over another.

If approved on Tuesday’s election, the amendment will create a seven-member Ohio Redistricting commission, including the Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State, one person appointed by the Ohio Senate president, one person appointed by the Ohio Senate Minority leader and one person appointed by the Ohio House Minority leader. The commission will require a minority party of 29 percent, which differs from the current system of a single member.

Issue 1 will put a ban on gerrymandering, require that districts reflect how voters actually voted and put limitations on maps lacking bipartisan support.

Elizabeth Randolph is a assigning editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]