LaRose Joins Ballot Board in Unanimous Vote to Approve Anti-Gerrymandering Issue 1 for May Ballot


COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today joined other members of the Ohio Ballot Board to unanimously approve Ohio’s historic congressional redistricting initiative to be on the ballot for the May 8 Primary Election. Issue 1 was initiated by the General Assembly through the passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 in early February.

“For over seven years I’ve been focused on replacing the partisan redistricting process with a balanced and bipartisan method for drawing congressional districts,” said LaRose. “With our vote today, Ohio is one step closer to real reform and doing away with partisan gerrymandering. Now with Issue 1 on the ballot the voters of Ohio will decide in May.”

The Ballot Board is charged with prescribing and certifying the ballot language for proposed Constitutional amendments, initiatives, and referenda and oversees efforts to inform voters of proposed ballot issues.

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