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Commission Unanimously Approves Ohio Redistricting Maps

This is the fifth vote in the past 16 months

As has happened five times in the past 16 months, the Ohio Redistricting Commission has approved a set of state legislative maps. However, what set Tuesday's vote apart is there was bipartisan support for the plan, setting up Ohio's districts for the next decade.

In a unanimous vote, the seven members of the commission approved maps setting up districts for both the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate to be used in next year's election.

In light of the Ohio Supreme Court ruling five versions of state Senate and House maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered and a court order to redraw districts, the commission raced the past two weeks to finalize a redistricting plan. The fourth and final public comment hearing on a working proposal wrapped up Tuesday before the vote.

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