JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Duval Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland says there’s a lot of uncertainty right now about how and when some of Florida’s Congressional maps will be redrawn.
“And the question is, who redraws them,” he says.
Holland says he testified on Thursday during the court hearing in Tallahassee before Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis.
“I was there giving testimony about the difficulty of, you can’t just change an election in the middle of the election cycle,” he says. “And I think he truly understood that.”
Holland says the plaintiffs proposed five different plans that would postpone all of the elections.
“And everybody goes, wait a second. You’re talking about county elections, municipal elections, school board elections…”
Then the court considered going forward on the current maps, though some have been declared unconstitutional.
“So that didn’t appear to be an option,” Holland says.
Judge Lewis said that he would make a ruling by the end of this week, the week of July 28th.
“Hopefully we’ll know where we’ll be going on this Congressional District 5,” Holland says, referring to the district represented by Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.