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Ohio Redistricting Amendment (2010)

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The Ohio Redistricting Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure proposed amending the redistricting process of state legislative districts. According to reports, at the time the measure was proposed, 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.[1]

In early June 2010 the proposed measure stalled in the Ohio General Assembly after lawmakers failed to agree. However, Sen. Jon Husted, a top proponent, said he planned to continue working on agreement before the August 4 deadline for placing the measure on the statewide ballot.[2]

August 4 marked the deadline for placing a constitutional amendment on the November 2010 ballot and according to legislators on July 28 there are no plans to bring lawmakers back for a vote on the proposed issue.[3]

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See also: Ohio legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to place the measure on the ballot, the proposal required support from at least 60% of members from both the Senate and the House. On May 27, 2010 the House voted 69-28 in favor of referring the measure to the ballot.[4] The Senate vote was a tie 16-16, which prevented the measure from reaching the November ballot.[5] August 4 marked the deadline for placing a constitutional amendment on the November 2010 ballot and according to legislators on July 28 there are no plans to bring lawmakers back for a vote on the proposed issue.[3]

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