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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


Letter to the Editor: Support State Issue 1 for fair districts

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

The following letter to the editor was submitted to The Columbus Dispatch but has not yet been published.

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urges a “yes” vote on Issue 1. It will improve how districts are drawn for members of the Ohio House and Senate by making the process fairer. It is endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Republican Party as well as leadership from the House and Senate of both parties. It will make the process more transparent by requiring public hearings across the state before maps can be adopted. It will require bi-partisan support if maps are to be effective for the entire decade. It will require that neither political party has a built in advantage before the voters have their say on Election Day. Fairer districts lead to fairer elections. Remember to vote “yes” on Issue 1.

David Patton, President