COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judicial panel says it will decide by Tuesday whether to temporarily block the results of U.S. House of Representatives races in Ohio that have gone forward under an unresolved congressional map.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio announced the timeline Monday.

Side parties in a federal lawsuit over the state’s unresolved legislative maps have raised issues with Black representation under the congressional map that was used to formulate May 3 ballots.

They hope to stop those elections from being certified while court challenges at the state and federal levels proceed.

Early voting for the primary, including districts drawn with the contested map, began last week. Should the federal court throw out the legislative map, those votes would not be counted and the race would most likely be held in Ohio’s second primary.

The state needs a second primary this year due to Ohio House and Senate districts being contested at the Ohio Supreme Court. The court has yet to rule on the fourth set of maps approved March 28.

The Ohio General Assembly is responsible for setting election dates in the state.

On Monday, a number of poll workers sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, objecting to what they contend are gerrymandered House districts, asking LaRose to push the General Assembly to delay the congressional primaries to a later date which would include all races.

“Members of the General Assembly are weighing whether to delay the primary in its entirety or to waste our time, voters’ time, and up to $25 million taxpayer dollars on a second, unnecessary primary,” the letter, signed by more than 20 poll workers, states.

The letter states some workers have chosen not to work the polls on May 3 in order to “avoid being complicit with illegitimate elections.”

The full letter is below.