NC Supreme Court Overturns Redistricting Maps

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On last Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court overturned congressional and General Assembly districts ruling the lines in the maps approved by the GOP-controlled General Assembly last November were partisan gerrymanders and violated the state constitution. The justices’ 4-3 decision, split along party lines, ordered the General Assembly to draw new maps by Feb. 18, 2022 and submit them to a lower court. The Supreme Court promised to have a final decision on those replacement boundaries by Feb. 23 — the day before candidate filing resumes for the May 17 primaries.

Candidate filing is set to resume Feb. 24-March 4 for all 2022 primary elections, including the city of Charlotte's rescheduled municipal election.

May 17 is still the primary date and this year Charlotte residents will have city council, county commission, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, N.C. House and Senate, courts, district attorney and more on the ballot.

The city council general election will likely be in July — but that's dependent on whether there are runoffs in the federal primaries.