In 2011, Ohio will redraw its state and congressional districts based on the results of the 2010 Census. How this is done will determine the political landscape of the state for the next 10 years or more. There are a number of proposals to change the process. Join us to learn more about these proposals, their potential ramifications and the importance of the 2010 census.
|1:00-1:10||Ned Hill, Dean, Levin College of Urban Affairs,||Welcome and introductions|
|1:10-1:40||Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State||Ohio Redistricting Initiatives|
|PanelModerator:||Janice Patterson, League of Women Voters|
|1:40-2:00||Mark Salling, Director, Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS), Levin College, Cleveland State University; Fellow, Center for Community Solutions||The current redistricting process in Ohio:|
|2:00-2:15||Michael McDonald, George Mason University, Department of Public and International Affairs||The redistricting process in other states|
|2:15-2:25||Jon Husted, Ohio State Senator (pre-recorded video message)||Legislative proposal|
|2:25-2:35||State Representative Tom Letson|
|2:35-2:45||Ann Henkener, redistricting specialist for The League of Women Voters of Ohio||Principles for Fair Elections|
|2:45-3:00||Questions and Discussion|
Midwest Democracy Network
Brennan Center for Justice
United States Election Project
Ohio Redistricting Competition
imPACT Website: Redistricting: Ensuring that our Representatives Represent Our Voters
Now is the Time for Redistricting Reform
Guest column by State Senator Jon Husted
Sponsor Testimony to the House Committee on Elections and Ethics Senate Joint Resolution 5 - Ohio Redistricting Reform January 12, 2009
(SJR 5, as passed by the Senate, 2009)
KEY POINTS: The proposed amendment would expand Ohioís present redistricting commission by two incumbents, and place congressional districts as well as state legislative districts under the commissionís authority. The commission would emphasize preservation of whole political units and, to a lesser extent, competition between the major parties.
Bill Analysis SJR 5
Sens. Husted, Patton, Niehaus, Wagoner, Goodman, Widener, Schuring, Stewart,Schaffer, Seitz, Grendell
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