Ohio Supreme Court orders Redistricting Commission to draw new state House and Senate district boundaries

On January 12, 2022, the Ohio Supreme Court, by a vote of 4-3, found the newly drawn state House and Senate district maps did not comply with Ohio’s Constitution, specifically Article XI, Section 6, which states that no plan shall be drawn primarily to favor a political party. The court determined the Ohio Redistricting Commission did not attempt to meet the standard. Therefore, the court ordered the commission to meet and draw new maps that conform with the requirements within 10 days of the court’s decision.

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