Ohio Redistricting Commission Congressional Map
Adopted 3/2/22, Litigation pending
Senate President Huffman introduced what would be voted on and passed through the Commission as the Second Congressional Map hours before the Ohio Redistricting Commission hearing. During the hearing, Democratic Amendments to the proposed map were rejected along party lines. The Commission then took a vote and the Second Congressional Map was approved, again along party lines.
Two lawsuits have been filed against this map:
- The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit on 3/22 on behalf of LWVO. They are asking the Court to order the General Assembly, or Commission, to fix the 3/2/2022 map in time for the 2024 election and issue a PI for holding congressional elections for 2024.
- The voting rights groups still claim that Districts 1 and 15 are not constitutionally compliant; but cite the electoral calendar as being preventing relief in time for 2022.
- The Elias Law Group filed a separate lawsuit on 3/21, seeking relief in time for the 2022 elections. The complaint asks the Court to issue a PI for the primary election and court-ordered map chosen. An alternative request for relief asks the Court to order the General Assembly, or Commission, or draw a map in accordance with the Courts 1/14/22 order.