Redistricting in Ohio

February 11, 2010

The state legislature currently draws congressional districts, subject only to federal constitutional and statutory limitations. State legislative districts are drawn by a five-person partisan commission created in 1967, with few constraints other than an emphasis on preserving whole political units.

Article XI of the Ohio Constitution governs redistricting. In the 2001 cycle, the process was subject to Republican control for both congressional and state legislative districts, although delays in the congressional districting process forced the legislature to pass a plan with a 2/3 supermajority.

Read more about Ohio's redistricting process

Other Resources

View analysis of Ohio's redistricting resolution HJR 15

View analysis of Ohio's redistricting resolution SJR 5 as passed by the Senate (October 2009).

View analysis of Ohio's redistricting resolution SJR 5 (August 2009).

View analysis of Ohio's 2008 redistricting proposals.