Redistricting Commission Holds One Hearing Before Looming Deadline
The Ohio Redistricting Commission had a hearing on public proposals for a new Congressional district map. But that's about all the commission will do since the deadline for the panel to approve a new map will pass.
Several people lined up to present their proposed Congressional district maps to the Ohio Redistricting Commission, explaining why they think their plan best follows the constitutional requirements.
"As long as the state legislators actually respect that, and they might not. It is up to all of us voters to encourage them to follow the Constitution," Turcer said.
Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) says he hopes the legislature will listen to more expert opinion on map making before reaching a bipartisan agreement.
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