by Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
Redistricting happens following the census and is based on changes in population so it’s
hard to know exactly how a fairer congressional map might look but we have some clues.
Following the 2010 census, redistricting reform advocates joined forces to create the
Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting. The goals of the Campaign were simple:
1. Increase transparency during the 2011 Ohio redistricting or mapmaking process and
2. Give citizens the opportunity to draw state legislative and congressional districts
Together, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio, Ohio Citizen
Action and other partners held a real-time competition using census data and partisan
information created by Cleveland State University Prof. Mark Salling. This competition
gave citizens the opportunity to draw state legislative and congressional districts.
Criteria for the 2011 Ohio Redistricting Competition
respect the Voting Rights Act.
This congressional map was created by