DELPHOS — Only 11 days remain before “We the People” decide the fate of the nation. This general election includes a decision by Ohio voters on Issue 2, a bill highly-scrutinized and/or analyzed by both parties.
Issue 2 creates a complex system for redistricting where the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is charged with choosing “by lot” a panel of eight Ohio Court of Appeals judges. This panel then designates 42 individuals to potentially serve on the newly-created Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission. Then, the leaders of the Ohio House of Representatives from each major party are presented with the opportunity to pare down the potential list to 24. The panel of Appeals judges then chooses, by lot, nine members from the list of 24 to actually serve on the commission. This 9-member panel then selects three more members to serve on the commission from the remaining candidates not selected by the judges.
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