Ohio Redistribution Commission Launches Website – Mahoning Matters
Information is available on how to watch commission hearings and submit map proposals and written testimony.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Redistricting Commission has launched its website which includes information on how to watch commission hearings and submit map proposals and written testimony.
“There are many ways for members of the public to participate in the redistribution process, even if they cannot attend a hearing in person,” said Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), co-chair of the website of the Commission, in a press release. “This website is a great resource for anyone who wants to participate.
“The Ohio legislative maps will impact everyone in our state, so I encourage everyone to visit the website, stay informed and testify or submit map proposals,” Sykes said. .
State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Ohio House President Bob Cupp (R-Lima), co-chairs of the website, which can be viewed at www.redistricting.ohio.gov, includes information on how members of the public can watch commission hearings and submit map proposals and written testimony.
In addition to providing details on the dates and locations of the Commission’s regional public hearings, the website provides access to witness records for Ohioans who wish to testify in person or submit written testimony to the Commission.
The website also provides access to data from the 2020 U.S. Census, which members of the public can use to create their own map proposals. The maps can be downloaded from the website as ZIP files.
“The website is an additional platform where Ohioans statewide can engage and the Commission can receive feedback on this important issue,” said Bob Cupp (R-Lima), president of Ohio House and co-chair of the Commission. “This will provide another layer of transparency and a means of communication for the public as we continue our work through a fair redistribution process.”
From Monday to Friday, the Commission will host a series of regional public hearings so that Ohioans can share their thoughts on the future of the state’s legislative districts.
The primary responsibility of the Commission is to draw legislative maps, so Ohioans who wish to testify in public hearings are urged to limit their comments to the passage of the Ohio House Districts and the Ohio Senate.
The events will be broadcast live on the Ohio Channel. All live and archived videos will be accessible on the Constituency Commission website.
Information on the date and location of the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov/