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Ohio Schedules 1st Constituency Change Commission – News-Herald

Columbus, Ohio — The first meeting to redraw Ohio’s parliament and legislative district is scheduled for Friday, Governor Mike DeWine announced.

The committee will be convened on 6 August to begin a new district reorganization process and complete the new map before the deadline in mid-September.

Data that Ohio expects to receive around August 16 include racial population, Hispanic origin, voting age, and housing occupancy at a geographic level as small as its neighbors. The data is used to depict parliamentary and state legislature constituencies.

Due to the effects of the coronavirus, the US Census Bureau will release data more than four months after its normal arrival on April 1.

The new system, aimed at fighting gerrymandering in the state, requires an independent committee to complete the redrawing of the legislative district by September 1. The state legislature sets a deadline of 30 September to complete a new map of the parliamentary district.

The number of Ohio parliamentary districts has dropped from 16 to 15 with the release of new census data in late April. The updated map of the US House of Representatives should reflect the loss of the district.

Ohio Schedules 1st Constituency Change Commission – News-Herald

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