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Ohioans Will Have Opportunities To Weigh In On Redistricting

[Statehouse News Bureau]
Ohio statehouse in Columbus

Ohioans who want to make their voices heard on how to draw new lines for the state’s 99 House and 33 Senate districts will have opportunities to do that.

Ten different dates and times have been set for public hearings before the Ohio Redistricting Commission on the line-drawing process for Ohio’s legislative districts.

“We encourage as many people as possible to come with ideas as to how their districts could be better than they are today. Even that input could be helpful,” said Jen Miller with the League of Women Voters. “Of course, it is easier to comment on proposed maps. We will not have those yet.”

The reason those maps won’t be available is the census information that’s used to draw the maps is late this year due to the pandemic.

State lawmakers draw the Congressional map and have not yet released any dates for hearings or opportunities for public input.

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