Redistricting process continues; a lot is still to be determined

Published by: Andrew Canan

January 26, 2022 | Political Action

Elected officials directly impact credit unions, your operations, and your members, so that is why the League has been closely following the redistricting process here in Ohio, both for the state legislature and Congress. After having passed in their respective manners, both maps were challenged as unconstitutional in the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in both cases, shooting down the maps and requiring the legislature to produce maps that are reflective of the voting preference of the voters in the state of Ohio (i.e., 54% Republican, 46% Democratic over the general elections in 2016, 2018, and 2020) while still following other constitutional requirements.

With the Ohio Supreme Court giving the Ohio Redistricting Commission (ORC) 10 days to rectify the General Assembly map, the state legislature again switched its focus to the redistricting process over the last couple of weeks. On Saturday (Jan. 22), the ORC approved maps for the Ohio General Assembly by a party-line vote of 5-2, meaning, if approved by the Court, they would stand for only four years. The plaintiffs have three days to file objections with the Ohio Supreme Court. Additionally, with the Court giving the legislature 30 days to rectify the Congressional map, that will provide a deadline of Feb. 13 to fix that map. As the process continues, the League will continue to monitor the ongoing events to best prepare ourselves ahead of the 2022 midterm elections so that we can ensure credit union champions are elected at the state and federal levels. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sr. Manager of Political and Grassroots Affairs, Andrew Canan.

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Andrew Canan
Andrew Canan Director, Political Affairs E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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