The ACLU of Ohio neither supports nor opposes Issue 1. As discussed below, although Issue 1 has some features that could improve redistricting in our state, we believe that it does not provide comprehensive reform and could open the door for future partisan manipulation.
By Lisa Wurm
While it is not a presidential election year, this November 3 might be the most important day you will ever cast your ballot in Ohio.
And no, we are not talking about marijuana.
We are talking about the very important, but sadly unexciting, issue of redrawing state legislative districts to be fairer.
By Shakyra Diaz
Ohio Congressional Districts Map, Ohio Secretary of State
Democracy fails to work when its people are not represented fairly and equally.
But when one looks at the Ohio Congressional Map (full size) through the lens of two colors—red for Republicans and blue for Democrats—the complicated lines make sense.