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Lawmakers Consider Timing For Term Limit Ballot Question

Ohioans could have the chance to vote on a measure that allows them to keep state lawmakers in office longer. The idea of extending term limits has its supporters, but there’s still a debate over when it should head to the ballot.

Some fear the term limit issue could drag down another issue already set for this fall’s ballot—redistricting reform. However others, such as Republican Senator Frank LaRose of the Akron area, believe the two issues could appear like both sides of the same coin.

“The best term limit is a competitive election every two or four years and if we continue to improve our redistricting process…then I think we’ll be moving more towards those competitive elections,” LaRose said.

The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission vote on a proposal to send to the General Assembly by May. Then it’s up to the General Assembly to decide if it should go on the 2015 or 2016 ballot.