Muskingum College was the meeting site for the Ohio Apportionment Board earlier this morning.
The group, which consists of Republicans Governor Bob Taft, Auditor Jim Petro, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, House Speaker Larry Householder and Democrat Senator Leigh Herington, has been charged with the task of redrawing Ohio’s Legislative district lines.
Ohio’s 99 House and 33 Senate districts must be drawn to reflect last year’s census change.
Although most people are in agreement with the reasoning behind the changes in, they still have one major concern which is keeping communities of interest together. The final redistricting plan is due on September 24th. The plan will be available to the public on the following day, and on the 26th: a public hearing will be at the State House.