COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new Ohio Redistricting Commission is poised to miss another deadline.
Republican House Speaker Bob Cupp, commission chair, said Thursday’s meeting would be the panel’s last before its initial deadline Sunday for passing a bipartisan congressional map.
No vote was planned, prompting a protest rally.
Congressional maps are reconfigured every 10 years to reflect new census figures, which in 2020 cost Ohio one U.S. House seat.
Legislative leaders blame missed deadlines on census delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Missing Sunday’s deadline sends the congressional map-making process back to state lawmakers, who have until Nov. 30 to approve a map.