There is one statewide issue on the May 8, 2018 ballot. Issue 1 is a constitutional amendment creating a bipartisan, public process for drawing Ohio congressional Districts. A somewhat similar amendment addressing redistricting for Ohio legislative districts passed in 2015.
As in 2015, the Catholic Conference of Ohio has taken a supportive position on this issue.
"We appreciate that this issue was well debated in the Ohio General Assembly and that it was placed on the ballot with strong bipartisan support.
Legislative districts should be fairly established, facilitate active citizen participation, assure effective accountability and accessibility to both voters and elected officials, and ensure the common good of all in society. Issue 1 provides a prudentially viable process for achieving these goals."