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Ohio Supreme Court election now features party affiliations

Catie Pusateri, Reporter November 7, 2022

For the first time in Ohio’s history, the Ohio Supreme Court election on Nov. 8 will display each candidate’s political party affiliation on the ballot. Last year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill...

U.S. congressional district map  for 2012-2020

2020 census reveals losses for Ohio while redistricting efforts are still set for later this year

Ian Jameson Reporter May 1, 2021

Data from 2020’s census was released on April 26 and reveals Ohio is losing one congressional seat and an Electoral College vote.  Ohio’s population grew by 2.3 percent from 2010 to 2020 while the...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Issue 1: Ohio redistricting reform

Elizabeth Randolph November 2, 2015

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...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at

Opinion: Gerrymandering: Funny word, serious problem

John Hess February 15, 2015

Earlier this month my fellow opinion columnist Ray Paoletta offered his take on Ohio’s redistricting reform. He provided solid information and displayed an admirable desire to build a more democratic...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Gerrymandering leads to a broken system

Ray Paoletta October 7, 2014

The lack of bi-partisanship at all levels of government remains the number one complaint that citizens have with government. People look at elected officials and see what appears to be one party moving...

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