Monday, July 25, 2011

Gov. Kasich Announces Apportionment Board Meeting

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich will convene the 2011 Board of Apportioning Persons on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Finance Hearing Room in the Ohio Statehouse.
Kasich, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Auditor of State Dave Yost and two yet-to-be-named legislative members (one Republican and one Democrat) will comprise the board. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary of the board. They will adopt rules and procedures for the submission and comment of apportionment plans and for the notice and format of the regional hearings that will be held throughout the state. The board must complete and publish its work by October 1, 2011.
The board meets every 10 years following the results of the federal decennial census. The five-member board is responsible for redrawing boundaries for each of the 99 Ohio House and 33 Ohio Senate districts to reflect population changes.
The Apportionment Board, established by Article 11 of the Ohio Constitution, consists of the governor, secretary of state, auditor of state and two additional members, one appointed by the majority party and one appointed by the minority party of the Ohio General Assembly.