The 2011 redistricting process was in many ways “business as usual.” The party in power used the process to gain maximum political advantage. The minority party was shut out. Public input was ignored. The result was the approval of new districts that will provide for largely predetermined elections where we will know which party will win before we even know who the candidates are. On Dec. 12, the Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting (OCAR) published the "Ohio Redistricting Transparency Report: The Elephant in the Room," a report that evaluates and documents the level of transparency used in the redistricting process. OCAR concluded that those responsible for Ohio’s 2011 redistricting process deserve a grade of D minus.
OCAR involves 25 Ohio organizations and was established through a partnership led by the League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund, Ohio Citizen Action and the Midwest Democracy Network, with funding provided by the Joyce Foundation. Click here for the report.
Appendix I – page 1 – 40 pdf (Key players, time line, OCAR, Secrecy)
Appendix II – page 41 – 85 pdf (Mann/DiRossi contracts, Boehner, Nat. Rep. Comm)
Appendix III – page 86 – 133 pdf (Cong. Map negotiations, fundraising, political index)
Appendix IV – page 134 – 174 pdf
Ohio Redistricting Timeline- Click here to view the timeline
Redistricting Educational Toolkit
Other sources for redistricting information