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Ohio Redistricting Commission Sets 10 Public Hearings

The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus on March 26, 2020.
Ryan Hitchcock
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WOSU

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 later this month.

Jen Miller with the Ohio League of Women Voters said 10 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. Of course, it is easier to comment on proposed maps. We will not have those yet," Miller said.

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 haven’t released any dates for hearings or opportunities for public input.

The 10 hearings will be held at the following locations:

  • Monday, Aug. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cleveland State University
  • Monday, Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Youngstown State University
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sinclair Community College
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., University of Cincinnati
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ohio University - Zanesville
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rio Grande Community College
  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ohio State University – Lima
  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., University of Toledo
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., University of Akron
  • Friday, Aug. 27, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., Ohio State University – Mansfield

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