Public hearing Thursday to talk redistricting in Ohio

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio's Apportionment Board is holding a public hearing on Thursday to discuss the redrawing of Ohio's legislative lines.

The board, which is comprised of Gov. John Kasich, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Auditor of State Dave Yost, Senate President Tom Niehaus and House Minority Leader Armond Budish, will hold the hearing at 3 p.m. at the Tangeman Center on the campus of University of Cincinnati.

The Ohio Apportionment Board redraws the state's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each decennial census. A spokesman for the House speaker says the board wants to hear from the public about what works and what doesn't with the current districts.

The spokesman says the hearings and websites that let citizens to draw their own maps make this the most access the public has ever had to the apportionment process.

The board has been holding public hearings across Ohio all week.

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