Thanks to the hard work of redistricting reformers all over the state, voters approved a historic state constitutional amendment that will institute strong protections against the congressional partisan gerrymandering.
When is Issue 1 going to be implemented? In 2020, the United States will conduct a census. Based on that information, Ohio will be designed a certain number of congressional seats. Right now we have 16 members of the US House of Representatives but that may change. In 2021, new congressional will be drawn. If you are interested in being part of a team of citizen mapmakers send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do with my yard signs? Yard signs can be reused in some very creative ways. Check out some suggestions here. The plastic signs may be recycled with grocery store plastic bags at a store near you. You will want to touch base with grocery store at the service desk. Let them know that the bags are number Plastics #4. You may also find information from your local municipal waste management system. The wickets can be taken to iron recycling locations near you. Be sure to call ahead.
What happened with the signatures we collected? Redistricting reformers all over the state sent postcards encouraging these voters to vote "yes" on Issue 1. These voters were not added to any organizations' ongoing mailing list. The petitions are currently in storage at Petition Central, 35 E. Gay St., Suite 404, Columbus, Ohio 43215. They will be shredded in 90 days. If you have blank petitions, please recycle them. If you have petitions with voter information on them, please turn them into Petition Central.
I don't understand how much was spent to pass Issue 1. How can I "follow the money"? The pre-primary reports are on the Ohio Secretary of State's site. This information will be updated and there will be more contribution information in June when the post-primary filing is due.