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Election results: Ohio holds primary for state legislative races in special election

The special August primary comes after the state's mapmaking committee failed to pass a set of legislative maps.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The polls for Ohio's second primary, caused by months of disputes and legal battles over state district maps, have closed.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission was tasked with creating new maps, which is done every 10 years, but the Ohio Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled the maps unconstitutional.

A federal district court implemented the use of maps that were twice rejected for this year's primaries.


The second primary includes state legislative races for the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Senate, State Central Committees and several local issues and measures.

The number of people voting in Tuesday's election could be one of the lowest on record because of the timing of the election and many races are not contested.

There were 109,132 absentee ballots requested by-mail or in-person for the state legislative and executive committee races and that 142,989 votes have been cast statewide in those same races, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose's office.

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