The approved map, called October Plan 1, was created by the city redistricting commission after the council advocated for the preservation of current districts.
One of the final options is one of three revised maps made by the city Redistricting Commission and the other is one of the commission's five original maps.
Democrat David Trone and Republican Neil Parrott are competing for District 6's congressional seat.
The commission reluctantly drafted three new redistricting maps, after the city council requested they maintain current districts as much as possible.
Students' niche in College Park is not as voters. We shouldn't take away residents' power.
Major concerns brought up in city redistricting meetings include how students would be split up, how student populations would impact voting districts and the separation of neighborhoods in District 3.
Challengers of the map said it violated the state's constitution laws on gerrymandering.
Anne Arundel County Senior Judge Lynne Battaglia ruled on March 25 that the original map was an “extreme partisan gerrymander.”
The map that prevails will define the state’s congressional districts until the next redistricting, after the 2030 census.
An Anne Arundel County judge called the previously passed map an “extreme partisan gerrymander.”