COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with backers of proposed revisions to the state's redistricting procedures who challenged the way their proposal was described on the fall ballot.
In a decision Wednesday, justices compelled the Ohio Ballot Board to quickly reconvene to replace the text its members had approved to describe November's Issue 2.
The proposal is pushed by the coalition Voters First. It would strip state and federal elected officials of their powers for drawing Ohio's legislative and congressional districts and give the job to a 12-person commission.
The high court said language approved by the ballot board to describe how the new system would work contained "material omissions and factual inaccuracies."
A spokesman for the ballot board's chairman, Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted), couldn't immediately be reached.