Timeline for Redistricting 2021

Mapmakers are different for the two separate processes

of state and congressional districts.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission creates Ohio House and Ohio Senate state districts and only steps in on congressional maps if consensus cannot be reached.

The Ohio Legislature creates congressional districts.

 

Due to the change in the schedule from the US Census Bureau for releasing data, this timeline may change.

6-8

2021

June, July, August

Public Hearings of the Ohio Redistricting Commission and the state legislature are held

9/1

2021

September 1

Deadline for Ohio House and Ohio Senate legislative district maps

(Mapmakers: Ohio Redistricting Commission)

9/30

2021

September 30

Date US Census rescheduled data is expected to arrive

 

Stage 1

Deadline for 10-year congressional district maps

(Mapmakers: the state legislature)

Maps must have approval of 60% of the members of the Ohio General Assembly & 50% of the minority party's members

If approval is not reached, then move to Stage 2

10/30

2021

October 30

Stage 2

Deadline for 10-year congressional districts

(Mapmakers are now the

Ohio Redistricting Commission)

Maps must have approval of the majority of the members (4 out of 7) and two members each from Democrats and Republicans

If approval is not reached, then move to Stage 3

11/30

2021

November 30

Stage 3

Deadline for 10-year congressional districts

(Mapmakers: the state legislature)

Maps must have approval of 60% of the members of the Ohio General Assembly & one-third of the minority party's members

If the maps from Stage 3 are not approved,

then must move to:

Stage 4

Deadline for only 4-year congressional districts

(Mapmakers: the state legislature)

Maps must have approval of a majority of the members of the Ohio General Assembly with additional requirements, more stringent requirements to prevent gerrymandering.

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