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Ohio Citizens Not Politicians Amendment Annotated

A broad coalition of Ohioans, including Republicans, Democrats, and independents, have formed the Citizens Not Politicians ballot initiative campaign to reform the redistricting process in Ohio. 

Published: July 1, 2024

For decades, Ohio has been one of the most gerrymandered states in the country. Under current rules, politicians and lobbyists draw district maps behind closed doors with virtually no checks and balances. But if Ohio voters approve the Citizens Not Politicians Amendment this November, all that could change. The amendment would take the redistricting pen away from political insiders and give it to Ohio citizens instead. The new citizen-driven process would be open and transparent and produce fair maps that correspond to the preferences of Ohio voters. This resource annotates the text of the proposed Citizens Not Politicians Amendment and explains the ins and outs of how the proposal would end gerrymandering in Ohio.