Redistricting is an issue that we will contend with on many different levels over the next year. Given findings by the 2010 census of declining population in the region, redistricting will occur at the county and congressional level.
Tomorrow, the House State Government and Elections Subcommittee on Redistricting and Senate Select Committee on Redistricting will be hosting the following event:
Regional Congressional Redistricting Hearing
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Cleveland State University
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs – Atrium
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1717 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Redistricting, and Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, are holding a series of joint hearings in July and August in order to receive public feedback on Congressional redistricting.
In Ohio, Congressional district plans are enacted by the General Assembly through the legislative process and codified in Ohio Revised Code 3521.01. Due to declining population, two of Ohio’s current 18 Congressional districts will be eliminated.
This will be a good opportunity to advocate for an open and transparent redistricting process. Please join us there.