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Governance Ohio Constitution – Article XI 

Consistent with the principles of the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause
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Responsible Party Ohio Apportionment Board Ohio General Assembly
Target Populations By District 99 House Districts, Population: 116,530
33 Senate Districts (comprised of 3 House Districts) Population: 349,591
Must be within 5%
16 Congressional Districts: 721,032
Must be equal as practicable.
How Adopted Majority vote of the Apportionment Board A bill passed by a majority in both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly and signed by the Governor
Deadline October 5, 2011 No statutory deadline

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