Ohio's redistricting is in disarray weeks before the primary. Can it pull off the election?

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Ohio’s primary is in six weeks, but it still doesn’t have congressional maps

Like much of the US, Ohio is drawing new congressional and state legislative lines as part of a once-in-a-decade process. But with the primary just weeks away, confusion reigns in the Buckeye State.

  • Ohio’s primary election is May 3, but congressional and state legislative maps still aren’t final.
  • The Ohio Supreme Court is deliberating on a challenge to the latest version of a congressional map.
  • If maps are ruled unconstitutional, Ohio could face moving its primary or splitting it into two.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeff Sites has been plotting a campaign for Congress against Rep. Jim Jordan for more than two years.

Sites ran unsuccessfully in the 2020 Democratic primary in Ohio’s fourth congressional district, a duck-shaped district where Jordan has had a stranglehold on the vote since mapmakers last drew boundaries for the Buckeye State a decade ago.

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