To change the way congressional district lines are created, it will be necessary to change the Ohio Constitution. This requires Ohioans to vote on any proposed change.
Congressional redistricting reform could be placed on the ballot by the state legislature. Article XVI requires the support of 60% of the legislators in both chambers (Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate) to agree to put reform before the voters. In 2014, the state legislature voted to put state legislative redistricting reform on the November 2015 ballot. State legislative redistricting reform (Issue 1 of 2015) passed with more than 71% of voter approval. And won in 88 counties! The Ohio General Assembly has not taken action on congressional redistricting reform.