Rich Cordray and Mike DeWine are both making the only statewide issue on the fall ballot a major topic of their campaigns to become governor. This puts an even bigger spotlight on the measure that would scale down prison time for non-violent drug offenders.
Secretary of State Jon Husted, who’s also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, has announced the official title for the only statewide issue that’s on the fall ballot. Backers say the wording means they have work to do.
Voters overwhelmingly approved Issue 1, which changes the way the state’s Congressional district map will be drawn in 2021 and beyond. It sets up new rules on splitting counties and increasing minority party input.
May 8 is Election Day in Ohio, and what an eventful day it promises to be! Once again, WOSU will stay up late live-blogging local, state and national results here, as well as updating our Twitter and Facebook.
Ohio’s only statewide issue on the May 8 primary ballot nearly didn’t make it – though it’s been talked about for decades. There's a long history of the complicated Issue 1, which some activists call a historic effort to change the way the Ohio’s Congressional district map is created.
The May ballot issue that would change the process for drawing lines for Congressional districts, is getting widespread bipartisan support from Ohio organizations and officials. But there’s one major group that isn’t going to back Issue 1.