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Lawmakers ask Ohio Supreme Court to move primary election

The lawmakers suggested to move the May 3 primary election to June 28.
Published: Mar. 21, 2022 at 3:48 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVG) - Democratic members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission asked the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday to move the May 3 primary election date.

The motion asks the court to move the primary election to a new date that allows sufficient time for the commission to adopt new legislative maps. The lawmakers suggested June 28 for a primary election in Ohio.

According to the motion by Senator Sykes and Leader Russo, moving the primary election date would do the following:

The court said Monday night that the Ohio Redistricting Committee needs to file its response to the motion, if any, by Wednesday morning.

The motion comes after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected a third round of statehouse maps approved by the redistricting commission last week, calling the map unconstitutional for favoring Republicans and disfavoring Democrats. After the court threw out the maps, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said a May 3rd primary could only go forward without General Assembly races on the ballot.

You can read the motion to move the primary election date in full below.

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