Ohio House approves proposed redistricting amendment
COLUMBUS, Ohio: A proposed redistricting measure is one step closer to being certified for the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot. On May 27 the House voted 69-28 in favor of referring the measure to the ballot. The amendment is now pending in the Senate. In order to place the measure on the May ballot, the proposal requires support from at least 60% of members from both the Senate and the House. The legislatively-referred constitutional amendment proposes amending the redistricting process of state legislative districts. According to reports, currently the party that controls two of three statewide offices - governor, auditor and secretary of state - is responsible for drawing the legislative lines. The legislature, however, draws congressional lines.