Delaware County

League of Women Voters urges your 'yes' vote on State Issue 2

To the editor:

Ohio voters can fix a broken, politically biased redistricting system by supporting State Issue 2 on Nov. 6.

If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would bring equity and balance to the state legislative and congressional redistricting process by removing the power from politicians and lobbyists and putting it in the hands of citizens.

District maps are redrawn every 10 years after the federal census. Under the current system the majority political party in office controls the process.

State Issue 2 establishes a politically independent citizens commission to redraw the maps and also requires the now closed-door process to be open to public scrutiny.

For more than 30 years, members of the League of Women Voters have worked to fix the flawed process. Now, partnering with Voters First and 30 Ohio organizations, we seek voter support for State Issue 2, which adds fairness, compactness and transparency among other criteria for redrawing the political districts.

Upon request, the League of Women Voters of Delaware County will provide speakers to discuss the details of Issue 2. Such information helps voters make decisions on Election Day.

"An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will," said Thomas Jefferson.

For more information or to schedule a speaker, email info@lwvdelawarecountyohio.com, or call Karen Rainey, president, at 740-368-9001, and visit the LWV Delaware County web site at lwvdelawarecountyohio.com for answers to voting questions, including those related to voter ID.

Karen Rainey, president
LWV Delaware County

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