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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 30, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                              
SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED ANNOUNCES MOST POPULOUS COUNTIES FOR NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the most populous counties for each of the 16 new Congressional districts for Ohio.

“Ensuring we take the steps necessary to adequately prepare for our elections is priority one for my office. One of the best ways we can achieve this goal is to provide essential information to voters and candidates in a timely manner,” Secretary Husted said. “In light of the shift in Ohio’s population and the resulting loss of two Congressional seats, we felt it important to communicate this information to those participating in the signature gathering process.”

To file as a candidate for Congress, individuals must collect signatures from registered voters living in the district they wish to represent. The information being released today will offer guidance for those individuals running for Congress in 2012 by providing information that will help to avoid confusion when collecting signatures to file as a candidate. The filing deadline for Congressional candidates appearing for party nomination in the March primary election is December 7, 2011.

The most populous counties for each Congressional district are as follows:

 

District 1:        Hamilton
District 2:        Hamilton
District 3:        Franklin
District 4:       Allen
District 5:        Lucas
District 6:       Columbiana
District 7:        Stark
District 8:       Butler
District 9:       Cuyahoga
District 10:      Montgomery
District 11:       Cuyahoga
District 12:      Franklin
District 13:      Summit
District 14:      Lake
District 15:      Franklin
District 16:      Cuyahoga


The new Congressional map is available online through ReShapeOhio.org by clicking here.

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at 614-995-2168 or mmcclellan@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov.

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